The team at Green Door in Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent working alongside AEDdonate have raised money for a defibrillator to be installed for the community.
Green Door Volunteers worked hard in raising the money a comparatively short time via a lot of hard work.
Many volunteers personally donate not only their time, but their own money to make the project happen.
Green Door will continue its financial commitment to the defibrillator as it meets the regular maintenance costs associated with the Defibrillator. So support by the way of donations to Green Door will always be appreciated.
30,000 people die each year from out of hospital 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, its just allows patient treatment to commence immediately.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion yourself or are aware of any places which may benefit from having public access to a defibrillator then please contact us on 01785 472224 or email us on email@example.com. We will help you manage the campaign from start to finish, providing fundraising materials, a page just like this one and in some cases funding* helping you to help your community on its way to becoming heart safe.