Fantastic grant news for AEDdonate

17th October 2022 - Jamie Richards

We’re delighted to share the fantastic news that we have been successful in receiving a grant of £67,000 from the Severn Trent Community Fund. The grant will support the provision of 10 defibrillators for the community, the purchase of CPR manikins, the running of a community outreach program, and the salary for a volunteer coordinator. It will also allow the charity to purchase an educational vehicle that can be used to travel to different community events, and public spaces and will serve as a hub for distributing information, conducting workshops, and fostering a greater understanding of emergency response. Most importantly the project will help to provide reassurance and improve community confidence when dealing with a sudden cardiac arrest. 

Jamie Richards, AEDdonate, said: “Having the right training, awareness, and access to a defibrillator could save a person’s life in the event of Sudden cardiac arrest. With this funding, we’ll be able to reach out to many more people and ensure they have the skills and confidence to know what to do if someone suddenly suffers a cardiac arrest. 

“We’d love to hear from communities, businesses, schools, and clubs about adding defibrillators into your local area, training, and sponsorships/partnerships.” 

Jade Gough, from Severn Trent’s Community Fund team, said: “AEDdonate do some absolutely amazing work and offer people life skills and knowledge that can be truly lifesaving. We’re genuinely really thrilled to be able to support them with this grant.  

With the support from Severn Trent Water’s Community Fund AEDdonate can potentially expand its reach, increase the number of defibrillators available in public spaces, and provide more education on how to use them effectively. It’s a great example of collaboration between businesses and community-focused organizations for the betterment of public health and safety. 

For more information on the Severn Trent Community Fund and to find out how to make an application visit: https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/severn-trent-community-fund/ 

If you would like more information about community defibrillators, Basic Life Support training, and defibrillator maintenance, please contact AEDdonate on 01785 472226 or email info@aeddonate.org.uk. 

 

 

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