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    Weʼve raised £1,200 to support Start-a-Heart24/7, a charity dedicated to providing access to defibrillators in memory of John Silker.

    Funded on Saturday, 1st September 2018

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    When Dad passed away suddenly in August, so many of his friends and colleagues told us of the numerous charities he had supported over the years. In his memory, we would like to continue supporting Start a Heart 24/7, a charity he was working with before he died. So here’s what we are going to do:

    Myself and Emma will be completing the run for 96 5K on Saturday the 12th May, we thought this would be fitting as Dad was a big Liverpool supporter.

    Tim, Matt and James will be completing the Chester Triathlon on Sunday 3rd June.

    We would really appreciate any donation, so we can continue to support Start a Heart 24/7. If you would like to learn more about the charity then there is further information below:

    Time is of the essence when a cardiac arrest occurs:

    1) For every elapsing minute without Defibrillation, the patient has a 7-10% reducing chance of recovery. 

    2) The average response time for a paramedic to arrive is 8 minutes. 

    3) Already, the victim of a cardiac arrest has a 56 – 80% reduced chance of survival.

    An on-site, accessible Defibrillator can cut vital minutes off this process. And if we save just one life – it could be someone near and dear to you. Or it could even be you.

    The problem:

    At START-A-HEART24:7 we believe this is only part of the story. It is quite common for a Defibrillator to only be accessible by the public for 40 out of 168 hours available in a week.

    Many Defibrillators are being stored inside buildings which are locked either at weekends or after normal working hours. This renders the investment placed into Defibrillators less effective than it otherwise could be. Many installations are not open to the public at all. Units in schools and colleges for example are not publicly accessible.

    The answer:

    The provision of a 24:7 temperature controlled, secure access safe to house the Defibrillator improves access to this vital piece of life saving equipment in an emergency.

    It is acknowledged that the first response to a cardiac arrest is to dial 999 to get professional assistance on their way. At this time the caller will be told by the operator if an accessible Defibrillator is within 250 meters of your location. A code is given to unlock the safe to access the Defibrillator.

    What we do:

    START-A-HEART24:7 raises funds to help supply the access safes to store the Defibrillator where there is no other means to ensure 24 hour a day, 7 days a week access.

    Getting Defibrillator access into the heart of our communities is our goal. We work with communities to help fund access safes with up to matching grants towards the cost of purchase.



    • Lucy Cowell7 months ago
      Lucy Cowell

      Lucy Cowell

      7 months ago

      Myself and Emma are absolutely over the moon with all of the support and donations we have received. We have raised an amazing £690 so far 🎉👊🏻🎉

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    8 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/7/2018 11:37 AM



    • Matthew McBurney

      Matthew McBurney

      Jul 7, 2018

      Contribution from the team at AECOM.


    • Craig Murphy

      Craig Murphy

      Jun 21, 2018

      To a wonderful charity x


    • Emma & Ian xx

      Emma & Ian xx

      Jun 6, 2018

      Well done girls and boys! Fantastic achievements by u all x


    • Louise Gawthorne

      Louise Gawthorne

      Jun 5, 2018


    • Roisin McBurney

      Roisin McBurney

      May 31, 2018

      Just do your best guys


    • James Paybody

      James Paybody

      May 31, 2018

      A great cause ladies and much love from us all xx

    • Konstantinos Georgiadis

      Konstantinos Georgiadis

      May 31, 2018


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