Rosh Keegan, mother of Ani, a teenager who sadly passed away from sudden cardiac arrest, recently summoned the courage to campaign for the introduction of life-saving heart equipment in schools. As part of the Ani❤Camden project, Ms Keegan has so far raised £5000 with the charity, Hand on Heart, so that seven Camden schools can be supplied with defibrillators and essential staff training. She has encouraged local schools to look after one another and raise funds of their own to help install a defibrillator in another Camden school on the same condition.
As part of the campaign, La Sainte Union has been nominated to receive a gifted defibrillator unit from the charity, and we now have the opportunity to nominate another link school to receive the same life-saving device.
On Saturday 11th June from 6.30pm-11.00pm, Camden School for Girls will be holding a fundraising event to raise money to provide LSU with this defibrillator. Please click here to view flyer. At the event, Ms Keegan will cook a three-course Indian vegetarian supper for 300 people, a silent auction will be held and artwork by Eileen Cooper, Ralph Steadman and “HimBad”, the street artist behind a lot of the recognisable wall murals around Camden Town, will be auctioned. Tickets for this event can be purchased through the Eventbrite page:
LSU will be also be holding a non-uniform day fundraiser in July and ask friends and family of the school to attend to help raise and donate funds to help us reach a target of £1100 to continue this fantastic scheme.
For more information about the project, please click on the links below:
ITV Interview: https://vimeo.com/166627501
Ham&High Article: http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/mum_of_camden_girl_who_died_from_heart_attack_calls_for_defibrilators_to_be_installed_in_all_schools_1_4532829