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%.
Team at the Kirk House Residential and Nursing Care Home in Uttoxeter are working alongside AEDdonate to fundraise to have a defibrillator installed outside of their building. Kirk House is owned by Uttoxeter & District Old People’s Housing Society Limited, a non-profit registered charity, managed by a group of dedicated, knowledgeable, business and quality driven, local Trustees. Having the defibrillator installed means that, through its link to the Local Ambulance Service it is available to the staff, customers, visitors of the store and the local community 24/7.
You can help Kirk House Care Home with their 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.