Life-saving medical equipment is just minutes away for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in the vicinity of Brackendale Tennis Club, London. The placement of this defibrillator was made possible by funding received from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and a donation from the club. This defibrillator is available to all who use the facility and is registered with the ambulance service.

Members of the sports club received training to ensure everyone is aware of the machine and knows how to use it in an emergency.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

Providing an essential and potentially life-saving, stage in the treatment of anyone suffering a Cardiac Arrest, defibrillators are easy to operate with step-by-step instructions for members of the community to use in an emergency.

They’re becoming an increasingly common sight in public places across the country and have already saved many lives.

Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate said: “It’s great to see another AED out in the community. I would urge other people in the area to contact us to see how we can help. It may be that we have funding available in your area”

Responsible for around 100,000 deaths in the UK every year, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the country’s biggest killers but quick and easy access to a defibrillator can significantly increase the chances of survival.