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£140raised of £2,000 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £140 to provide a publicly available and simple to use defibrillator(AED) in Bangor Town Centre, to help save lives 24 hours a day.

    Location
    Bangor, NI, County Down
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 11th February 2017

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    Recently we updated our first Aid training and were introduced to the benefits of, and indeed the need for, publicly accessible defibrillators. We were surprised at how easy they are to use but dismayed at how few of them are actually available for the public to use. With so many people passing away from cardiac arrest we believe that the public should have every opportunity to save a friend or family member in such an emergency.

    Our aim is to fit a wall mounted temperature controlled external cabinet to the outside of The Red Berry Coffee House. This cabinet will protect the defibrillator from the elements and of course abuse. The cabinet will be fitted with a number code lock, the combination for the lock is provided by calling 999.

    We hope that this will be the start of a process that sees many more defibrillators (AEDs) made publicly available. Any additional funds raised will be used to fund an additional machine for another part of Bangor.

    What Is An AED?

    AED, or automated external defibrillator, are small electronic devices that were designed to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

    Unlike the defibrillators seen on medical TV shows, AEDs are small, lightweight and very easy to operate. They are about the size of a lunch box and have adhesive electrode pads that rescuers attach to the person's chest.

    An AED is very simple to use yet houses the same sophisticated defibrillation technology relied on by emergency medical services personnel and physicians.

    How Does An AED Work?

    An AED is programmed to tell rescuers exactly what to do using voice and visual prompts. Rescuers attach adhesive electrode pads to the person's chest. Through these electrodes, the AED is designed to automatically analyze the electrical activity of the heart to determine if a "shockable" rhythm is present. An AED is so easy to use even untrained school children can operate one quickly and correctly.

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    • Glynn Orchin1 year ago
      Glynn Orchin

      Glynn Orchin

      1 year ago

      Thank you for the support so far. Between Justgiving and our in store fund raising we have just under £600.

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    • Glynn Orchin1 year ago
      Glynn Orchin

      Glynn Orchin

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the support. This is the artwork design for the front of the cabinet that will house the defibrillator. You certainly won't miss it.

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    1 year ago

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    Supporters

    12

    • Terry Reilly

      Terry Reilly

      Dec 4, 2016

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 12, 2016

      £10.00

    • Jess Boyd

      Jess Boyd

      Nov 11, 2016

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 10, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 31, 2016

      £5.00

    • Noelle

      Noelle

      Oct 20, 2016

      Fantastic cause - great idea ! 👏

      £10.00

    • Dominic Bennett

      Dominic Bennett

      Oct 19, 2016

      Good luck with this.

      £10.00

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    Glynn Orchin

    Glynn Orchin

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    Bangor, NI, County Down

    The Red Berry Coffeehouse is located in the Heart of Bangor in a landmark building - we believe that our central location is perfect for a publicly accessible AED. Our aim is to raise as much awareness as possible so that in an emergency the defibrillator is a real life saver.

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