The fantastic team at True Grit Training have been working alongside AEDdonate after recognising the need for a defibrillator at their site in Stoke-on-Trent.

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 SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 80{d30390558f9e4508be1047a3a1acb6b4e0b00fabde10b462fce3f3fe1e727ecc}.

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.

Hannah Lloyd, Manager at True Grit said  “After reaching out to our members, we received donations from members of the gym through our online giving page, then a very generous donation from Octagon Wealth Management made it possible for us to receive the equipment so quickly”

Well done to everyone involved!