We are working together with a charity called AEDdonate to install a Community Public Access Defibrillator in our community. Our goal is to reach £1999 as soon as possible to enable us to install this life-saving device. We are having a charity event at the Blythe Inn, Kingstone on April 4th, 6.30pm till late.
100,000 people a year die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), 620 of these are people under the age of 35 and 270 of these deaths happen to children within schools. If defibrillation takes place within the first three minutes of a SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 80%.
Having the defibrillator installed means that it can be deployed by the local ambulance trust in a bid to give the patient the all-important shock to the heart prior to the ambulance arrival. The defibrillator is by no means a replacement to the ambulance service, it just allows patient treatment to commence immediately.
There is no government funding for placing defibrillators into communities, it is all funded by the communities themselves. With this is mind, any donation you can give us will help us move further towards achieving our goal. You can click on the link below to donate directly onto our fundraising page on AEDdonate’s website, contact me on 01889 500448 or contact AEDdonate on 01785 472224. We are also grateful of any donations of vouchers/items we can raffle or auction at our upcoming charity auction event on April 4th 2020 at the Blythe Inn, Kingstone, 6.30pm till late.