The owners and staff of Jacks Bar in Wolverhampton knew Alex Brown well. Following the loss of Alex last year to an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 25, they have decided to fundraise for a defibrillator to be located outside in the bars courtyard, between Jacks and the Taj Palace in Wolverhampton. They have already filled a Charity Collection Bucket to kick start the campaign and will be working closely with Alex’s sister Rachel Dingle and AEDdonate to help them reach the target for what will be the 8th defibrillator campaign for the Wolverhampton area in Alex’s memory.
100,000 people a year die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). It is the UK’s biggest killer, killing both adults and children. By making defibrillators accessible to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this figure can be reduced. Defibrillation within the first 3 minutes of an SCA can increase a patient’s chance of survival by upwards of 80%.
If you would like to help Jacks Bar make their local community more heart safe then you can donate using this page.
If you would like to become a Community Champion yourself and help make this life saving piece of equipment available to the residents of your local community then please contact us at AEDdonate by phone on 01785 472224 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you with all of the fundraising resources you need and also contact people on your behalf, asking them to donate to your campaign.
Please help to make your community heart safe today!