Youth volunteer team raise charity cash

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Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) Stranraer have been busy raising funds to purchase a defibrillator to donate to Stranraer Academy.

The group raised over £600.00 by organising raffles and other fund raising activities.

PSYV Coordinator for Stranraer Constable Ronnie Boyce commented “I am delighted by our team’s efforts in raising the funds to provide a very important life saving piece of equipment to Stranraer Academy. Our group is less than one year old and we have raised almost £2000 for important causes”.

Depute Head Teacher Helen-Marie Bradley commented “We are extremely proud of the PSYV volunteers, they have shown what it really means to be a caring and responsible young citizen. Our school has been saddened recently by the loss of a pupil due to heart failure; this makes the donation of the defibrillator all the more significant.”

All the PSYV team have been trained in First Aid and how to use a defibrillator and staff from Stranraer Academy will also be provided with training on how to use it.