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    Weʼve raised £3,964 to Raise money for schools Still without Heart Defibrillators. Four Banbridge Schools & 1 Day Care Centre now have one thanks to donations. ❤️

    Banbridge, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 31st December 2020

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    We are thrilled to be able to continue this fund and try to help more schools. We are appealing to everyone to help in not only donating but spreading awareness and encouraging the screening of our children. We are hoping that parents of children will come on board and help us get every school a defibrillator as soon as possible. We welcome all forms of Fundraising!!! If you know of a school that doesnt have one please tell us. Also, ask the school if they have any plans to get one and if they can do anything to help raise the money. Every little bit helps. Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is just one condition which affects repolarisation of the heart after a heartbeat. This causes an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat which can result in fainting, drowning, or sudden death. It has many triggers but most common, exercise.

    Facts and figures show that • 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school

    • Based on European data, it is estimated that approximately 60,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK.

    • Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die

    • If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, chance of survival increases from 6% to 74%

    Lets improve our survival rate and be better prepared for emergency sItuations. That one life we might just save could be yours or your child’s.

    If anyone reading this already has a defib, please register it with NI Ambulance Service. This allows them to locate the closest one to someone who rings 999.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and any support will be greatly appreciated.

    Lisa and Dan ( aged 3)



    • Lisa McGurnaghan3 years ago
      Lisa McGurnaghan

      Lisa McGurnaghan

      3 years ago

      Here is an up to date list of Schools/Day Care that have been helped in obtaining Heart Defibrillators: 1) Ballydown Primary School 2) Kids Academy Banbridge 3) Abercorn Primary Banbridge 4) Milltown Banbridge 5) St Colman’s Annaclone ( helped by Heartbeat NI) ❤️ Keeping our Children Safe

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    • Lisa McGurnaghan4 years ago
      Lisa McGurnaghan

      Lisa McGurnaghan

      4 years ago

      Mr Murphy of Ballydown Primary accepting the Design Board donated by ❤️

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    • Lisa McGurnaghan4 years ago
      Lisa McGurnaghan

      Lisa McGurnaghan

      4 years ago

      Thanks to all your donations we were able to help Kids Academy in Banbridge obtain a defibrillator and it’s now on display in their hallway with all staff trained in CPR and in using a Defibrillator. ❤️ Further to that, we donated a Design Board kindly donated by Boardofitdesign ( Darren Doherty ) to Principle Mr B Murphy of Ballydown Primary School. We hope to present Ballydown with a defibrillator equipped with paediatric pads next week!! Staff training is also being organised. So a huge thank you to you all. I couldn’t do this alone.

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      Feb 20, 2019


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      Jan 14, 2019


    • Eurospar, Loughbrickland

      Eurospar, Loughbrickland

      Dec 17, 2018

      Eurospar Loughbrickland kindly donated money raised through a recent cycle fundraiser in store.


    • Abercorn Primary School

      Abercorn Primary School

      Dec 17, 2018

      Abercorn Primary School in Banbridge donated £600. Their PTA and some pupils carried out a sponsored walk !!! Brilliant amount raised xx


    • Banbridge Evo Legends/Linfield Legends

      Banbridge Evo Legends/Linfield Legends

      Dec 17, 2018

      Banbridge Evo Legends/Linfield Legends kindly raised and donated £700 by holding a charity football game. They also held a raffle in which local businesses donated prizes. Team work!


    • HMRC Carne House, Belfast

      HMRC Carne House, Belfast

      Dec 17, 2018

      HMRC Carne House, Belfast kindly and generously donated £400. They did this by holding an amazing cake and coffee morning and holding a raffle.


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      Oct 8, 2018


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    Lisa McGurnaghan

    Lisa McGurnaghan

    Banbridge, UK

    My son and I both have Long QT Syndrome so we know how important having a defib is. Thankfully we have been diagnosed and can safely monitor this condition. For many, the time they discover they have an underlying heart condition is in an emergency situation and as a child.

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