The selfless work of a Thorpe schoolgirl has been recognised with a place in the final of a community awards scheme.
Cody Hartley has been working tirelessly to raise not only awareness to the importance of defibrillators but she has also spent time fundraising to buy the life saving machines for schools.
She has attended many first aid courses, secured first aid training for 12 local people, already managed to supply Thorpe Primary School with one and is now raising more for her new high school, Rodillian Academy.
Nominating her for a Love Where You Live award, run by Wakefield District Housing, proud mum Sheree said: “I am so very proud of her – but it all just goes over her head. She just gets on with it.”
It was after reading about a 12-year-old boy who died from sudden cardiac arrest during a swimming lesson and doing research into survival rates that Cody decided she wanted to get defibrillators into her local schools.
Her mum Sheree said: “Following an email to Ed Balls MP pointing out the Houses of Parliament have 16 defibrillators whilst many schools and businesses have none, she has found a high-profile supporter.”
Cody has been honoured with a certificate and trophy at a ceremony which recognised the work and dedication by tenants and residents, and will now go on to the grand final in November, which will see all winners battle it out to be crowned the overall winner – voted by the public.
To vote for Cody go to www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk.