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%.
Wollerton Bowls & Social Club (WBSC) are working alongside AEDdonate to have a community accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED) installed on their club house. Having the defibrillator installed means that, through link to the Local Ambulance Service it is available to the local community 24/7. The nearest community AEDs are in Hodnet and Marchamley which means a round trip by car from Wollerton to access them would take around 15 minutes. If an AED was available in the village, access times would be much shorter.
WBSC is asking Hodnet Parish Council and a small number of local charities to contribute to the cost of this community asset. However, we feel that it is important that members of the immediate community are able to share in this project through contributing to the cost and in due course participating in training on how to use a AED should the need arise. Therefore we have agreed to work alongside AEDdonate to have a defibrillator installed for the community.
You can help us provide this valuable asset for the community by making a donation using the form on this page or by taking on a fundraising challenge.
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 AEDdonate office on 01785 472224 or email@example.com. We will help you manage the campaign from start to finish, helping you to help your community on its way to becoming heart safe.