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SQUEEGEES AT THE READY: Lake Cathie Public School students Ryan May, Kingsley Everingham, Isabelle Leiper and Jordyn Miller.
Lake Cathie Public School are holding a car wash fundraiser to purchase a defibrillator for the school site.

The hand car wash will be held on the school grounds on Sunday May 15 from 10am until 3pm, with hot and cold drinks and baked goods available for purchase while you wait. Cars will be washed by teams of parents and children of the school.

“We are raising money to purchase an AED unit (automated external defibrillator) for the school site, which is currently used by many community and sporting groups,” Miss Jesser, the event organiser, said.

“We have already received generous donations from the Student Heart Project, Charles Sturt University, Lake Cathie Medical Centre and Defib for Life, to help us make this essential purchase, but we need to double those funds to reach our target,” Miss Jesser said.

An AED gives anyone suffering from a life-threatening arrhythmia a better chance of survival. The AED device, when required, instructs the operator through its use.

“Our hand car wash will cost between $10-$15 depending on the size of the vehicle,” Miss Jesser said.

“We hope the community will come and support us, thus enabling us to buy some life-saving equipment for use by the community.”

Any money raised above the cost of the machine will be handed over to the P&C to support school families through a pastoral care program.