Bolton Wanderers Community Trust has joined up with North West Ambulance Service, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bolton Wanderers Football Club to launch Hearts & Goals, a campaign to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA);  the UK’s biggest killer.

·         100,000 people are killed from sudden cardiac death in the UK every year

·         That is more people than breast cancer, lung cancer and Aids combined

·         Administering CPR only saves the lives of 5% who suffer SCA

·         CPR with a defibrillator massively increases the survival rate from 5% to 50%

·         Without immediate use of a defibrillator and CPR, Fabrice Muamba would not have survived

An AED was used to defibrillate Fabrice's heart on the pitch immediately after his sudden cardiac arrest. Prompt attention is vital and his story illustrates the importance of instant access to defibrillators to prevent deaths. AEDs are defibrillators that any member of the public can use without training to resuscitate someone who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. An SCA victim treated with CPR and a defibrillator is ten times more likely to survive compared to CPR alone. We are campaigning for the placement of at least 500 new public-access defibrillators that are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Raising money for

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust

Charity Registration No. 1090753

BWCT work with the whole community, in particular children to provide sport, health, cohesion and education activities in and around Bolton. Those who benefit include the unemployed, disabled, children in care, teenagers and those with mental health issues. With new initiatives starting often.

Donations 4


I was lucky enough to run the Bupa great Manchester run, what an amazing experience. Just alittle Thank You to a wonderful charity.

Donation by Karen Munnelly on 26/05/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid


10k run. Good luck to all the runners.

Donation by ian laithwaite on 16/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid


A wonderful charity that helps people recognise symptoms of heart conditions. I have a heart condition myself and am honoured to be able to donate.

Donation by Simon Glanville on 04/12/12



A great cause and going someway to assist in the treatment of pre-hospital cardiac arrest in the first vital minutes within the Bolton area.

Donation by david mcnally on 28/11/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£80.00
  • Offline donations£2,054.88
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,134.88
  • Gift Aid£17.50

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