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£839raised of £1,500 target by 31 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to purchase and install a defibrillator for the use of South Knighton residents and users of Holbrook Hall and St Guthlacs Church.

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South Knighton, Leicester

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South Knighton Community Events (SKCE) with the support of St Guthlacs Church are asking all residents of South Knighton and users of Holbrook Hall to help us raise funds for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be sited outside Holbrook Hall.

Why?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of premature death but some lives can be saved……the quicker a casualty is treated by defibrillation the greater chance of success. Seconds count though and with the ambulance service under strain, having AEDs in every community makes complete sense. Holbrook Hall is a well-used community venue alongside a busy church and a populated area of South Knighton.

How do they work?

When a member of the public dials 999, if a community AED is within a radius of 500m, the 999 operator directs the caller to collect an AED if appropriate. AEDs are designed for use by the public and will not work on a casualty who doesn’t need it.

I’m scared to use it though!

As part of the East Midlands Ambulance Service project they offer community training in CPR and familiarisation in the use of AEDs but even without this training anyone can use an AED. The machine gives you verbal step-by-step instructions.

What funds are needed?

The funds raised will go to purchase an AED (approx £1200), its installation and the purchase of replacement and paediatric pads.

If anyone wants more information or to make a cash donation please email skdefib@hotmail.com

Please help us…..we never know when we may need it!

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  • SKCE with  St Guthlacs Church2 months ago
    SKCE with  St Guthlacs Church

    SKCE with St Guthlacs Church

    2 months ago

    We have just received our first donation in cash from local residents, thank you for starting off our fundraising efforts, we have £30 already!!

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  • SKCE with  St Guthlacs Church2 months ago
    SKCE with  St Guthlacs Church

    SKCE with St Guthlacs Church

    2 months ago

    We launched our campaign successfully on Saturday 5th August at SKCE's 10th Birthday party and everyone wholeheartedly supported the idea so thank you!!

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3 months ago

SKCE with St Guthlacs Church started crowdfunding

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31

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 14, 2017

    £250.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 22, 2017

    A great idea for our community

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 8, 2017

    Best of luck, very worthwhile project

    £50.00

  • Christopher Phelps

    Christopher Phelps

    Sep 5, 2017

    Many hands make light work!

    £10.00

  • Lizzie Harris

    Lizzie Harris

    Sep 4, 2017

    This is a great community and cause

    £20.00

  • Kirti

    Kirti

    Sep 3, 2017

    £10.00

  • David Houlton

    David Houlton

    Sep 3, 2017

    A very worthwhile cause. Good luck.

    £10.00

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