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£515raised of £500 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £515 to purchase a portable defibrillator for Barnstaple Ability FC

    Barnstaple, UK
    Funded on Friday, 10th August 2018

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    Barnstaple Ability FC is a football team for people with additional needs. Players have conditions such as autism, adhd, cerebal palsy, downs syndrome, learning difficulties and mental health issues.

    Our volunteer coaches offer weekly training sessions and monthly tournaments in the Devon Ability Counts League in addition to county and national competitions.

    We are fundraising to purchase a portable defibrillator. This would come with us to our training and tournament venues and be available to all other participants. None of our current training venues have a defribillator. This will be a great resource for our club especially as several players have heart conditions. It will mean that treatment can be given immediately in an emergency And none of us know when that could happen. The statistics for recovery using a defibrillator are:

    If defibrillated within the first minute of collapse, the victim's chances for survival are close to 90 percent. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, survival decreases by 7 percent to 10 percent. If it is delayed by more than 10 minutes, the chance of survival in adults is less than 5 percent.

    We are holding a grand draw at our annual presentation evening on 13th July To raise funds. Many local companies have kindly donated prizes including, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, The Eden Project, RHS Rosemoor, Air Extreme and Coombe Martin Wildlife Park. There are also hair and beauty treatment vouchers available and for foodies there are resturant and pub vouchers. T shirts and a Devon surf school hoodie are also on offer as are numerous football related items.

    We are asking people who don’t live locally to make a donation to our fund via this page.

    If you would prefer to buy a raffle ticket then please say that in the comments section and we will put your tickets in the hat for 13th July.

    Thank you very much From all of us.



    • Melanie Regan4 months ago
      Melanie Regan

      Melanie Regan

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank You x

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    • Melanie Regan5 months ago
      Melanie Regan

      Melanie Regan

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Whoa we’ve done it! We have reached our target with another massive donation from Australia. Perhaps we’re going to have to go on tour to say thank you in person!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who has donated it is very much appreciated by everyone at Barnstaple Ability FC

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    • Melanie Regan5 months ago
      Melanie Regan

      Melanie Regan

      5 months ago

      We will be closing this page down on Sunday 5th August so if you would like to donate please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.

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    Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 8:59 AM



    • Caroline Maund

      Caroline Maund

      Aug 1, 2018

      Well Done! For some celebratory cakes.


    • Lauren Baker

      Lauren Baker

      Aug 1, 2018


    • Katrina Verstandig

      Katrina Verstandig

      Aug 1, 2018

      Love from Kat in Australia 😘😘


    • Sue


      Jun 16, 2018


    • James Dyrda

      James Dyrda

      Jun 15, 2018


    • Barbara & Angela

      Barbara & Angela

      Jun 7, 2018

      Good luck in your latest venture


    • Linda Dyrda

      Linda Dyrda

      Jun 3, 2018

      Hope you raise enough for the defib 😀


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    Melanie Regan

    Melanie Regan

    Barnstaple, UK

    Arnstaple Ability FC is the most inspiring football team in the world. The players achieve so much each time they train and play. A defibrillator provides our players and coaches with added confidence that should the worst happen we are ready to deal with it.

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