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Thorpe lifesaver Cody does it again for karate club

Super lifesaver Cody Hartley  presenting youngsters with their defibrillator at her karate club in Wakefield.

Super lifesaver Cody Hartley presenting youngsters with their defibrillator at her karate club in Wakefield.

An inspirational Thorpe schoolgirl has impressed members of her karate club by ensuring they have the equipment that could be the difference between life and death.

Cody, 11, has raised almost £2,000 to buy defibrillators for schools and impressed St John Ambulance so much that they have donated one of the life-saving machines to her karate club.

Cody, who trains with Newmillerdam Karate Club, has tackled walks and sponsored kicks to raise money for defibrillators, which she says could mean the difference between life and death.

Because of her efforts, the machines have been installed at Thorpe Primary School and also her current high school, Rodillian.

She has also secured first aid training for 12 people at each of the schools.

Mum Sheree said: “Lots of different clubs come together and battle it out so the defib will be taken to different tournaments.

“It’s peace of mind especially in karate because if you get kicked in the chest then anything can happen.”

Cody got the idea to raise money after hearing of a young boy who died from an undetected heart condition.

 

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