100,000 people a year die from 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%.
The residents in St Paul’s Cray, Orpington, nestled between Chislehurst and Petts Wood in the London Borough of Bromley are working alongside AEDdonate to fundraise to have a defibrillator installed at the clubhouse located centrally within Hoblingwell Recreation Grounds. The grounds are currently used by many community and sports groups including Friends of Hoblingwell, Rugby Club, a new parkrun (coming soon!) and Football Clubs. Having the defibrillator installed means that, through its link to the Local Ambulance Service it is available to everyone using the facilities at the grounds and the local community 24/7.
You can help this community fundraising campaign by making a donation using the link on this page, by taking on a fundraising challenge or simply by doing your everyday online shopping with major retailers through the website Give As You Live and nominating AEDdonate as the charity you wish to support.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion yourself or are aware of any places which may benefit from having public access to a defibrillator then please contact the office on 01785 472224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you manage the campaign from start to finish, helping you to help your community on its way to becoming heart safe.