Weʼve raised £1,270 to help fund 24 hour access automated external defibrillators in Lyme Regis.
- Lyme Regis, UK
- Funded on Wednesday, 25th September 2019
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Life saving devices in the heart of our community
The objective of Lyme Heartbeat is to increase the provision of 24-hour access defibrillators right across Lyme Regis and surrounding areas as the availability of defibrillators can help to save lives. We aim to increase awareness within the local community of how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator device in order to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone
When a heart stops, you're up against the clock
Survival rates fall by 10% every minute without action
Using a defibrillator within three minutes can increase chances of survival by as much as 70%
Our previous fundraising has enabled the purchase and installation of three units in Lyme Regis, one at the end of the Cobb, one in the vicinity of Monmouth beach and one at the rear of the Marine Theatre. We are also responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the defibrillator situated outside the Harbour Master's office on the Cobb. We have previously funded the installation of devices in Charmouth, West Bay and Seaton.
We are now seeking to to raise enough funds for the installation of an additional defibrillator unit in the town while supporting the upkeep and maintenance of our existing units. A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, young or old, at any time. The use of a defibrillator and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within the first few minutes can improve the chances of the patient surviving significantly. According to the South Western Ambulance Service, more than 3,600 people are resuscitated by ambulance staff every year in the South West because they suffer a pre-hospital cardiac arrest. For every minute that passes once in cardiac arrest a person's chances of survival are reduced by 10%. It is therefore recommended for a defibrillator to be within a 4-5 minute walk of every location. Without doubt increased availability of defibrillators would improve cardiac arrest survival rates and Lyme Heartbeat are determined to make Lyme Regis a heart safe town.
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Defibrillator installed near Monmouth beach in 2018.
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Sep 18, 2018
I had a heart problem whilst here on holiday. Thanks to Virgil and John, who were fundraising, and the great ambulance team, I was soon on my way to A&E. Donate now! You may need them!
Sep 17, 2018
Good luck with the fund raising pleased to help.
Newlands Holiday Park Charmouth
Sep 14, 2018
Brilliant !! Newlands Holiday Park
Liberty & Family Ltd
Sep 12, 2018
Thank you for your support - it will benefit the whole community
Sep 12, 2018
Congratulations on the good work you are doing!
Sep 12, 2018
Vital equipment for the community. Such a good cause to support. Defibs should be on every High Street and in every significant public space. Good Luck. Lyn and Jas
Toad Hall Cottages
Sep 10, 2018
Great cause that we fully support. Keep up the good work!
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