A COMMITTED seven-year-old is striving to ensure her school is first aid trained as she continues to make her mark to save lives.

Lily Adams, who lives in Crossways, attends Puddletown First School and is a member of the St John Ambulance Badgers Club.

The club offers a range of activities including the chance to learn first aid.

It was this that got Lily thinking that her school could benefit from having a defibrillator fitted – a device which gives the heart an electric shock if someone has suffered a cardiac arrest.

With that, Lily put her mind to it and started fundraising, smashing her target, and the lifesaving device is now hung in the school.

But she didn't stop there - immediately after Lily decided her classmates and the school would benefit from first aid training and began fundraising again to make this possible.

With the help of her proud parents, Simon and Jennie, sister Isabelle and brother Freddie, Lily organised a craft fair at the school in November which raised nearly £1,500.

And now the school have been able to book a first aid session for the school with Whitehorse Training, which is based in Weymouth.

Jenny said: "It's one thing after the next, Lily is very determined.

"She is really excited to have the first aid training day at the school. I was so proud when she funded the defibrillator and now this - she is just amazing.

"Lily thinks, quite rightly, that first aid is really important and wants to make sure her classmates know more. First aid is something she has done since she was five.

"Whitehorse Training have agreed to carry out the training day which is booked for Monday, March 20, 9am to 3pm.

"On top of the training they are bring along their ambulance to engage and involve the all the children from preschool to year four."