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Life-saving Cody gets helping hand from Tesco

Tesco Express on Bradford Road in East Ardsley arranged a fun day for local fundraiser Cody Hartley (middle). (D553A435)

Tesco Express on Bradford Road in East Ardsley arranged a fun day for local fundraiser Cody Hartley (middle). (D553A435)

Big-hearted schoolgirl Cody Hartley has managed to secure yet another life-saving machine for her community with the help of her local supermarket.

A total of £1,000 was raised at a funday, especially for Cody’s appeal, at Tesco Express in East Ardsley on Friday with raffles with signed rugby shirts as prizes, stalls and collections.

All the money raised will help equip the store with a life-saving defibrillator, which is said to increase chances of survival from cardiac arrest by at least 85 percent.

Without the equipment, chances of survival go down to at least 10 percent.

Nikki Britten, store manager, said: “We wanted to do it for Cody because we decided that what she is doing is for such a worthy cause.”

“So we all said ‘Let’s get behind Cody and show our support.”

Nikki’s hope is to get local businessses and big companies to raise money for what she says is an essensial piece of equipment - as well as supporting other Tesco stores across the country.

Nikki said: “It’s a good thing to have.

“You never know when you might need it.”

Cody has already raised thousands of pounds to have defibrillators installed in businesses across her community as well as providing one for her school, Rodillian, and Thorpe Primary School, which she used to attend.

She has worked tirelessly holding car boot sales, taking part in sponsored walks and doing a impressive 1,000 karate kicks on a strike pad.

 

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