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Weʼre raising £1,150 to Buy a defibrillator for Bullen Village, Ryde.

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After attending a CPR course at our local fire station, my 11 year old daughter decided she would like to try raise money for a defibrillator in our local community to help save lives in the event of an emergency - here is the letter she has written to our local community to help raise funds....

Dear residents of Bullen Village,

Today my mum, my little brother, my little sister and I went to Ryde Fire Station. We learnt all about how to do CPR in case of an emergency. We spoke all about the percentages of saving someones life: Chest CPR only 6%, Mouth to Mouth only 9%, but the highest percentages of saving someones life was the defibrillator at 75%! Also we spoke about whereabouts the defibrillators are kept and the closest ones are at Busy Bee and Tesco - too far away to go there and back, by the time you get back it could be too late. We have sent this exact letter to everyone in Bullen Village asking everyone if they would not mind giving a few pounds to raise money for one to put in our square so lives could be saved if something were to happen in our community.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you will think about it.


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  • Emma Barnicoat6 days ago
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    6 days ago
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  • Emma Barnicoat15 days ago
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    Emma Barnicoat

    15 days ago

    We were successful with our grant application! Yay! £600 for a defibrillator and training kit. The British Heart Foundation has stipulated that the defibrillator cannot be housed in a coded or locked box so I’ll have to source a different one, not from the ambulance service but that should hopefully mean it will be cheaper. 🤞🏼 In which case we won’t need to raise too much more money. Just waiting for the bank to send out a statement to then transfer the money from Just Giving and then we can purchase it all. We’re so very close! Thank you x

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  • Emma Barnicoat20 days ago
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    20 days ago

    The British Heart Foundation Grant Application has now been submitted. It can take up to 3 weeks to process. If successful it means we can purchase a defibrillator for just £600 and they provide a CPR and defib training kit which you have to pledge to train as many people as possible. This is great as it means we can train all those interested within Bullen Village for free! We will just need to buy an outside box and then we are done. Fingers crossed we are successful. Thank you so much to all those that have donated so far. Katie x

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Page last updated on: 11/13/2018 7:01 AM



  • Sam Dyer

    Sam Dyer

    Nov 13, 2018

    Well done Katie, super proud of you!!Love Mrs Dyer and co xx


  • Jane Lamacraft

    Jane Lamacraft

    Nov 12, 2018

    Sorry it’s not much x




    Nov 11, 2018

    What an inspirational young lady you are, such a fantastic idea. Good luck.


  • Cath Williams

    Cath Williams

    Nov 4, 2018


  • Emma Barnicoat

    Emma Barnicoat

    Nov 4, 2018

    Thank you so much Joanne and Prendy for your very generous donation. Much love xx


  • Pelling Family

    Pelling Family

    Nov 3, 2018

    We read about Katie's idea in the Ryde Academy newsletter and local paper. Well done for being so pro-active Katie and good luck with your mission to help save lives!


  • Emma Eaglen

    Emma Eaglen

    Nov 2, 2018

    Good luck Katie! Love from Toby, Emma and Sam. Xxx


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