Life-saving medical equipment is just minutes away for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in the vicinity of Cherryfields in Stone, Staffordshire.

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 public to use in an emergency.

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

At a recent launch event, Neil Arrowsmith Fundraiser said “It’s been a great to spearhead this project within my local community. I would like to thank Councillor Jill Hood for donating towards this campaign via her County Council Community Fund. I would also like to thank the local residents for contributing their time to raise funds for this vital community asset.”

Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate said: “It’s great to see another AED out in the community. This one has a twist as the community involved has no public buildings available to them. I would like to thank the member of the community that has allowed us to install on their garden fence and provide the power from their home…anything is possible at AEDdonate. I would urge other people in the area to contact us to see how we can help.”

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.