Cody’s on a mission to carry on saving lives

Cody's mum Sheree, Cody Hartley and Asda Community Life Champion Maxine Green
Cody's mum Sheree, Cody Hartley and Asda Community Life Champion Maxine Green
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A big-hearted youngster has officially unveiled an emergency device that could be the difference between life and death.

Cody Hartley, 12, from Leeds, wrote to Asda head office to congratulate them on plans to equip more than 500 stores nationwide with defibrillators.

The inspirational youngster, who has raised thousands of pounds to have the devices installed in her community, was asked to unveil the lifesaving machine at Morley’s Asda store.

Cody, who is supporting the Yorkshire Evening Post’s First Aid For All campaign, has received high-profile support for her mission to have the vital piece of equipment installed in schools across the country.

And the south Leeds store also presented the youngster with a defibrillator for her to donate to an organisation of her choice.

She said: “I was over-the-moon to receive the defibrillator which will help make a huge difference to our community.”

Asda Morley community life champion Maxine Green added: “Cody has demonstrated all that’s good about our young people and so it seemed fitting to ask her to officially unveil our new defibrillator.

“We also wanted to thank her for all of her hard work by presenting Cody with a defibrillator and an Asda gift card.”

The YEP has teamed up with first aid charity St John Ambulance to teach lifesaving skills to 500 readers in Leeds as part of our popular First Aid For All campaign.

We have already taught over 360 people the vital skills that could be the difference between life and death.

And now we are calling on even more readers to help us reach our next milestone of 400 first aiders in Leeds.


The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with St John Ambulance to train an army of lifesavers in Leeds.

We are offering a special discounted £20 course for readers to learn basic first aid skills as part of our First Aid For All campaign.

To book your place on one of our special courses , telephone 01924 262 726 and press option four and quote discount code 20EFAAA.

Courses will be held at the Shine Business Centre, Harehills Road, on August 6, August 18, August 29, September 10, September 19, and September 26.

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