North Leigh Football Club are working alongside AEDdonate to have a defibrillator installed for the community
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%.
Having the defibrillator installed means that it can be deployed by the local ambulance trust in a bid to give the patient the all-important shock to the heart prior to the ambulance arrival. The defibrillator is by no means a replacement to the ambulance service, it just allows patient treatment to commence immediately.
If you can help by donating, supporting with a fundraising event, or talking on a virtual sponsored challenge then please contact us and we can inform her that you would like to help or indeed make direct contact.
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 us on 01785 472224 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you manage the campaign from start to finish, providing fundraising materials, a page just like this one and in some cases funding* helping you to help your community on its way to becoming heart safe.
*funding is dependent on your location as to what we have available from our funding partners. Funding changes on a daily basis to call us to find out more.
Fiona & Jes, Philippa & Martin£515.24
H and Shelley
A great idea. Sorely missed.
I also went to school with Dave in the '70s and it was a joy to reconnected with him again in recent years, where we would chat about his… Read more
I also went to school with Dave in the '70s and it was a joy to reconnected with him again in recent years, where we would chat about his travels, work, friends, food and beer, all mixed in with a huge dose of humour and storytelling. I love that this project is helping to save others and also honour Dave's memory. He was such a lovely bloke and is truly missed. We will be in Leek this weekend to see how this project is transforming the town centre, remember Dave and of course raise a few glasses to him!
A true gent
Such sad news.
So sad to hear this news of my old school friend. The music making of our youth was replaced by walking and beer drinking in later life… Read more
So sad to hear this news of my old school friend. The music making of our youth was replaced by walking and beer drinking in later life. Fond memories of both
Trying this again.
Dave and I started at Durham together in September 1974. We were both terrified. My response was to be a goody two shoes. Dave’s wasn’t… Read more
Dave and I started at Durham together in September 1974. We were both terrified. My response was to be a goody two shoes. Dave’s wasn’t! Legend right there. So very sorry to hear this news.