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raised of £1,000 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £505 to help fund a 24 hour access defibrillator for Walton Primary Academy

    Walton, Wakefield District, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

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    Walton Primary Academy and I are raising money for a 24 hour access defibrillator to be sited at school. A defibrillator is the only thing that can shock the heart out of an abnormal rhythm (cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac arrest)
    With every 60 seconds a defibrillator doesn't get to a person having cardiac arrest they lose 10% chance of survival.

    The cost including a 24 hour access cabinet is only £1600 but its value is priceless!
    As a combined fundraising effort, we aim to fully fund the defibrillator, leaving any extra funds raised to be put to good use, such as purchasing a training defib unit.

    So what am I going to do to raise money?,

    On Friday 28th July which just happens to be my birthday I'm going to run my own Walton Trail image of the route is below.

    What is a cardiac arrest?
    In a cardiac arrest, a person’s heart goes into a life threatening rhythm and stops pumping blood around their body and to their brain. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing (or stop breathing normally).

    A heart attack is the most common cause of cardiac arrest, but not everyone that has a heart attack will have a cardiac arrest. There are several other potential causes of cardiac arrest, including other heart problems, severe bleeding, choking or electrocution.

    How common is cardiac arrest? How many people survive?
    In the UK there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests a year outside of hospital – in homes and communities – where the emergency medical services attempt resuscitation.

    I recently became a Community First Responder for Yorkshire Ambulance service, and have witnessed first hand the value to having a defibrillator to hand with a patient suffering a heart attack, which has prompted me to help families within my local community.

    I'm sure you'll agree a very worthwhile and valuable piece of equipment to have in the village.
    Lets work together as a community and raise the much needed funds to be able to achieve the goal!



    • Shane Poole3 years ago
      Shane Poole

      Shane Poole

      3 years ago

      This is the Walton Trail Marathon route.... 3 laps which is one mile more than a marathon at about 27.3 miles

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      Jul 30, 2017


    • Helen T.

      Helen T.

      Jul 28, 2017

      Well done Shane. I hope the vaseline worked?!


    • J Turnbull

      J Turnbull

      Jul 28, 2017

      Well done Shayne


    • Maddy Sutcliffe

      Maddy Sutcliffe

      Jul 28, 2017

      Well done Shane! Great cause.


    • Philip Robinson

      Philip Robinson

      Jul 28, 2017

      Fantastic Shane so well done acheiving the marathon glad me and Phil went a part of the way with you on our bikes, so proud love mum and Phil


    • Sarah Fell

      Sarah Fell

      Jul 28, 2017

      Well done


    • Donna Power

      Donna Power

      Jul 28, 2017

      Fabulous cause Shane. Good luck. Dig deep people, de fibs save lives, every second counts.


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    Shane Poole

    Shane Poole

    Walton, Wakefield District, United Kingdom

    Hi I'm Connie and Seth's Dad from school and thought It would be a great idea to try to raise some money for the school defibrillator.... I enjoy running so thought it would be a good idea to run a Walton Trail Marathon as I wasn't able to make any organised events....

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