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    Weʼve raised £2,038 to to buy and install public defibrillators.

    Wigan, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 29th November 2017

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    Story

    In January this year my husband was involved in a car accident and as a result of that he suffered a heart attack and died. My husband was only 53 years old and left behind a young family. His name was Harry Lawton.

    My daughter and I have started running together at organised races. She is only 9 years old and today she completed a 5k run without stopping.Today, however a man collapsed during the race and both my daughter and I witnessed him receiving CPR. He didn't survive and at the end of the race when we were collecting our medals the organiser was calling out for the family over the microphone. Up until now we have always entered races for fun but today another family will feel the terrible loss we have, and we as a family desperately want to reduce the chances of that happening again.

    Myself, Keira, Conner and Emily (Harry's family) are trying to raise funds to buy and install public defibrillators. These defibrillators will be accessible by the public and will save lives. We are all running in organised races starting with the Glow in the Dark 5k on October 28th 2017.

    We will all run until we raise enough funds to buy a public defibrillator and then......we will start again, to buy another.....and then another.

    The facts:

    Each year in Britain around 30,000 people are struck by sudden cardiac arrest outside of hospital environments. They can affect anyone at any time – from young children at school, to adults when they’re at home, work or out in public places.

    * 12 people under the age of 35 die each week from sudden cardiac arrest

    * 270 children die from sudden cardiac arrest suffered on school premises

    Of the the 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, 80 per cent happen at home and another 20 per cent occur in public places where, due to a lack of proximity to defibrillators, the victim is at most risk of death.

    If a defibrillator is used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival rates jump from 6 per cent to 74 per cent.....

    We are running and raising funds to buy public defibrillators in memory of my husband and my children's dad : Harry Lawton,

    We are running and raising funds for you and your family to have the access to a public defibrillator within your community.

    Please donate whilst we run...... Thank you from `Team H' xx

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    • Maria Lawton1 year ago
      Maria Lawton

      Maria Lawton

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much to Wigan Warriors for donating this gift for us to raffle to raise funds for our Team H Public Defibrillators. And a big Thank You to Jenni Kinsley and Emily Baggaley for organising the raffle ... you are amazing 💜💜

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    • Maria Lawton1 year ago
      Maria Lawton

      Maria Lawton

      1 year ago

      Team H at the 5k Glow in the Dark run last night 💜💜💜

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    • Maria Lawton1 year ago
      Maria Lawton

      Maria Lawton

      1 year ago

      Team H were joined by Orrell Ju Jitsu Club and family running the 5k Glow in the Park run tonight. Its been such a difficult year for our family and I know that we wouldn't have managed to get through it without the support and love from this amazing group of friends. I know Harry will be so proud of how they are looking after us and helping raise funds for this important cause in his memory 💜💜💜💜

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/13/2017 10:48 AM

    Supporters

    61

    • June Conyers

      June Conyers

      Nov 13, 2017

      Well done team H, its a fantastic achievement, hope you continue getting support and many more are installed.

      £30.00

    • Steven Quilliam

      Steven Quilliam

      Nov 13, 2017

      Well done to you all Maria

      £100.00

    • Ali Gray

      Ali Gray

      Nov 13, 2017

      So amazing what you're doing.I never met your hubby but can see how special and loved he was. I'm sure he would have been so proud of you all 💜

      £10.00

    • Annie McGlashan

      Annie McGlashan

      Nov 10, 2017

      lots of love and hugs.xxx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 10, 2017

      From John

      £200.00

    • Brandon W

      Brandon W

      Nov 3, 2017

      Keep on keeping on ;-)

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 2, 2017

      Donation From Colette Flack

      £20.00

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    Wigan, United Kingdom

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