Friends of Clinkham Wood and Moss Bank Gala are working with AEDdonate to have a defibrillator installed in their community. A defibrillator has been donated by the University of Manchester. The funds raised will be used to house the defibrillator in a heated, secure cabinet for the community to use in an emergency.
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%.