Kate Beresford receives Diana Award for community work

Kate B DefibSettle College is thrilled to announce that Kate Beresford, Settle College Sixth Form student has been awarded the prestigious Diana Award for her work in the community.  Kate has been raising funds since September for a defibrillator for Settle College.  Due to her hard work and commitment she has raised enough to also purchase an outside cabinet for the swimming pool and with the help of Settle Town Council and Routes Healthcare, has also raised funds to purchase another machine and cabinet to have in the centre of town.  Kate has worked alongside a number of experts such as Mrs Laraine Sullivan and also the SADS UK charity, which was established following the sad death of Ashley Jolly from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome.

In addition, Booths also heard about her campaign and have agreed to fund their own machine and cabinet for their Settle store.

The Diana Award was established to celebrate young people who are socially active and inspirational.  The categories include the Diana Courageous Citizen and the Diana Anti Bullying Champion.  Kate has won the award for the Diana Active Campaigner and will receive an award and a framed certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

Ms Costello, Principal says ‘Settle College is incredibly proud of Kate; she has shown perseverance and determination to complete this project, whilst also revising for her ‘A’ Levels.  Kate is a role model to our students and will leave a legacy at Settle College when she leaves to start her university life in September’.

As well as successfully purchasing a number of machines, Settle College has also worked with the British Heart Foundation to join the Call Push Rescue campaign to make us all a nation of lifesavers.  The College has been sent training mannequins by the BHF and is currently arranging for a number of training events for the community to learn CPR and Defibrillator use.  Details of these events will be advertised shortly.

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