Terrington St John staff show big hearts

Terrington St John Primary School Staff undertaking a 500 mile Cycle ride on Exercise Bikes
Team Thursglove ready for the off, Emma Pursglove and Josh Thurston, along with school pupils and event supporters. ANL-160522-084718009
Terrington St John Primary School Staff undertaking a 500 mile Cycle ride on Exercise Bikes Team Thursglove ready for the off, Emma Pursglove and Josh Thurston, along with school pupils and event supporters. ANL-160522-084718009

Big-hearted staff Staff at Terrington St John Primary School set off on a 500-mile indoor cycle ride on Friday in ane ffort to raise £1,000 to buy a new defibrillator.

Two pupils at the small village school have serious heart defects which means access to a

defibrillator could be live-saving.

Teacher Emma Pursglove and PE coach Josh Thurston, of Inspire Sports, have been collecting sponsorship for the event and will be fitting the cycling in during evenings and weekends.

They have also challenged parents and pupils to match their miles by signing up for 15-minute stints on an

The school has already raised £1,000 for one defibrillator, but wants to raise a further £1,000 to buy a second machine so one can be left in school at all times, while the other can be taken out for school trips.

Miss Pursglove said: “Our ‘Give for the Defib’ fundraiser has shown what a fantastic school community we have here.

“For a school of less than 40 pupils to raise £1,000 is a huge achievement and testament to the hard work and support of all our pupils, parents and staff.

“We now need to raise a further £1,000 for a second defibrillator and we’re confident that we will achieve this.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Miss Pursglove or Mr Thurston, should visit: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/TeamThursglove