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£742raised of £970 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £742 to help fund a defibrillator on the river Avon trail

    Bristol, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 4th April 2019

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    Didac Ltd, based at the Woodwise Academy on Crews Hole Rd, beside the River Avon Trail, have contacted Friends of Troopers Hill with a lifesaving offer. They will match any money the Friends of Troopers Hill raise to install a defibrillator on the outside of their building for any passing member of the public to use.

    The total cost of the defibrillator is £2,620. The Friends can spare £100 from their very limited funds so that leaves just £1,220* to raise.

    So many people walk, jog and cycle along the River Avon Trail who might need this life-saving device. Defibrillators are an important step in the chain of survival following a heart attack and the nearest other defibrillators, accessible to the public at all times are currently in Hanham and at Crofts End Church.

    The project is fully supported by many local community members including Julian Thomas, a Community Park Keeper on Troopers Hill from 2007-14. He now volunteers as Chair of Friends of Brislington Brook. In 2009 Julian suffered a series of heart attacks not initially realising what they were. His heart later stopped and a defibrillator was used to bring Julian back; a pacemaker now keeps his heart "ticking over". We just feel so thankful that Julian did not suffer his heart attacks on Troopers Hill where he might not have been found until it was too late.

    If you would like to fund raise for this project in any way (i.e. running sponsorship, holding a bake sale etc) please do contact us . If more donations are received than the target, the surplus will go to the Ways to Nature project.

    Didac Ltd have over 10 staff who are qualified first aiders. Their business is training people in furniture and wood-working skills.

    * This page shows a target of £970 as we have received a generous offline donation of £250 from Jeff's VW Shack Ltd



    • Natasha collins10 months ago
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      Natasha collins

      10 months ago

      Fantastic news - we've done it!YOU have helped us reach the lifesaving challenge! A defibrillator will now be installed right by the River Avon Trail in Crews Hole where so many people walk, cycle and exercise. A huge THANK YOU to the local people and business who have helped us raise that money. Look out for news of an official unveiling later this year.

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    • Anonymous


      Jun 13, 2018

      Another one from me. Don't give up!

    • Darren Searle

      Darren Searle

      Jun 13, 2018


    • Ruth and Mario

      Ruth and Mario

      Jun 13, 2018


    • Anonymous


      May 31, 2018

    • Jono Moles

      Jono Moles

      May 30, 2018


    • Mali Kedward

      Mali Kedward

      May 8, 2018


    • Susan Acton-Campbell

      Susan Acton-Campbell

      Apr 26, 2018

      This is a donation from the St George Liberal Club's quiz night. Many thanks to them for thinking of this cause, which many read about it in the St George and Redfield Voice


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    Natasha collins

    Natasha collins

    Bristol, UK

    Friends of Troopers Hill was formed by a group of local residents in 2003 to provide a friendly community focus for people who care about Troopers Hill.

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