Weʼre raising £10,000 to Raise funds for Public access defibrillators, boxes, support packages & training equipment for the Isle of Islay.
- Bowmore, Isle of Islay
- Health and medical
- Time left
- 83 days to go
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I am undertaking a continuous circumnavigation of the Isle of Islay by sea kayak, leaving and finishing at Bowmore which is around 135km and is expected to take in the region of 25 - 30 hours on the 8th July 2017.
The aim is to provide more public access to defibrillators on Islay along with support packages for replacement batteries, shock pads, housing units and training equipment including manikins.
These additional units will be mapped by the Scottish Ambulance Service and in the event of someone calling for help, they will be directed to the nearest unit.
In a cardiac arrest situation, if CPR is started early and a defibrillator is on scene within the first 5 minutes the chance of survival can increase from 6% to 74%. Due to the geography of Islay, it is important that we obtain more units for the Island and to give everyone the best chance of survival from a cardiac arrest, as this condition does not discriminate against one group and none of us are immune.
Due to poor weather forecasted for the early hours of Sunday 9th, the challenge has been postponed until we have have a better weather window. I will update this as soon as another date has been confirmed.
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Lorraine Ferguson & Shaun Conlay
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 8, 2017
Hope this saves life's on the island, good luck with the challenge, from you're sis Mary
Jul 6, 2017
good luck with the paddle ...........stay safe xx
Jul 3, 2017
Good luck Joe!!
Jun 30, 2017
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Jun 30, 2017
Best of luck Joe!!
Jun 29, 2017
Good luck Joe
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Bowmore, Isle of Islay
I am a Paramedic working on the Isle of Islay and have been working on a front line ambulance for over 20 years at various locations in Scotland including urban to rural. I am also a Heartstart trainer for the British Heart Foundation, delivering training to the public.
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