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 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 Cuckoo in Newstead working alongside AEDdonate to fundraise for a public access defibrillator to be installed at their pub so that should anyone using the pub or a member of the local community suffer a sudden cardiac arrest it is available for use whilst waiting for the ambulance service to arrive. If you would like to donate towards the cost of this life saving piece of equipment you can do so by using the links on this page or by calling the AEDdonate office on 01785 472224.
You can help The Cuckoo 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. We will help you manage the campaign from start to finish, helping you to help your community on its way to becoming heart safe.