Old Dunstonian Sports Ground urgently requires a Defibrillator (or AED), to be located outside the club for easy public access, 24/7, to assist with events of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)! Why?
- 100,000 deaths from SCA occur each year in the UK.
- 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a SCA at school.
- 70% of SCA occur outside of a hospital environment.
- 50% increase in surviving a SCA with CPR. 33% increase in victim’s chance of survival when an AED is used.
- 90-95% of SCA Victims will die without immediate treatment.
- If an AED is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 mins of SCA victim’s chance of survival increase from 6% to 74%.
- The emergency services average response time to a cardiac event incident in an urban area is 11 minutes.
- For every minute that goes by where a victim of SCA does not receive treatment, their chance of survival decreases by 10-14%.
- Only 22% of people in the UK would be confident of performing CPR on a stranger.
Old Dunstonian Sports Ground and the surrounding area (within the prescribed walking distance to an AED of 2 minutes) includes many sporting facilities/clubs such as rugby, cricket, archery, squash and tennis (connected to the Park Langley Club), croquet and The Warren Annex, which is the site for football and other sports etc. In addition to the many social events held at the clubhouse, where there is a bar facility etc, numerous members of the local community, many of which are children, walk, ride or drive past the Club and moreover, many pupils from the Langley Park School for Boys frequently use the facilities to play their sport.
As you can see, the Sports Ground is very well used by many adults and children and all those who use and pass it should be very aware there is no defibrillator to assist in the event of a SCA so we’d welcome your donation to help us install one outside the Old Dunstonian Sports Ground Club house, which would be readily accessible by the local community.
Every £1 would help us achieve this and if we raise more than enough we would put any excess towards a second unit in a nearby well used facility.