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£1,595raised of £2,000 target by 47 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,595 to Purchase a new kit and defibrillator for Eastleigh CFR (Community First Responder) group

    Eastleigh District, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 16th December 2018

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    Hi. My name is Mark Atkinson and I am a Community First Responder. I joined the Eastleigh CFR group in January 2018 because I wanted to make a difference to people‘s lives. As a First Responder I go ‘on call’ and, if there is a medical emergency within the local area ie Eastleigh, Bishopstoke, Chandlers Ford, Fair Oak and there is no ambulance crew available, I may be called upon to go to a patient to give life saving treatment until the crew arrive. In the time I have been doing this role I have attended more than fifty calls inculding cardiac arrests, babies and children with breathing difficulties, heavy bleeds, strokes, chest pains, falls, adults with breathing problems and heart attacks. I do this role in my own time, at nights and weekends, and I operate from home using my own car. This is a a purely voluntary role that sits alongside my normal day job.

    So far I have been sharing a kit with another First Responder. I need my own kit (bag, bandages, masks, tubes for keeping airways open, oxygen) and defibrillator as these really can make a difference to keeping somebody alive and means I would be able to go on call more frequently and for longer. This would also mean more CFR’s can log on at any given time, meaning more availablity for patients in need.

    The funds raised would pay for the whole kit, defibrillator, telephone and obs pouch so that I can give the crew additional infomation such as temperature, pulse, blood sugar levels, oxygen levels and blood pressure on their arrival saving precious seconds.

    I cannot tell you how much this cause means to me personally and what a difference this can make to the community as a whole.

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    • Mark Atkinson7 months ago
      Mark Atkinson

      Mark Atkinson

      7 months ago

      I am still overwhelmed by the level of support that I have received with my fundraising with friends, family and work colleagues donating. I do have to say a massive thank you to Taylor Wimpey who donated £250 to the fund (a cheque was given to me which is why my face appears next to the donation) and also to the mystery donation of £300, whoever you are! I only need £700.00 and the target will be met! Together with the continued support of all of you we can smash this! Words cannot even come close to how grateful I am to all of you.

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    • Mark Atkinson7 months ago
      Mark Atkinson

      Mark Atkinson

      7 months ago

      First of all, a quick (and huge) thank you to all of the people so far who have donated money, we are at 30% which is amazing and I have been blown away by the amazing supportive comments that have come in with the donations. I am really keen to make sure we hit this target but to do this we need to keep momentum going. Please keep spreading the word as every penny counts at the moment. If anybody has any suggestions at all on fundraising ideas please let me know, I am happy to do whatever it takes to get to the £2000 mark.

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    • Mark Atkinson8 months ago
      Mark Atkinson

      Mark Atkinson

      8 months ago

      Thank you to the people who have donated so far. This week alone I have attended to three children (ranging from a one year old to a four year old) with breathing difficulties, two of them in the middle of the night, and also five other emergencies including a stroke, chest pains and suspected heart attack.

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    8 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/16/2018 3:59 PM

    Supporters

    47

    • Mel Kinder

      Mel Kinder

      Jul 16, 2018

      Great work Mark!

      £10.00

    • Sue Mackie

      Sue Mackie

      Jul 16, 2018

      Another little nudge towards your goal.Keep on truckin`!

      £20.00

    • Mum and Dad

      Mum and Dad

      Jul 14, 2018

      We are so very proud of what you do, you really do make a difference

      £100.00

    • colin zaczyk

      colin zaczyk

      Jul 12, 2018

      Mark, what you do voluntarily is a credit to you, and I hope you raise the funds you need for the equipment.All the best, Colin

      £100.00

    • Andrew WALLER

      Andrew WALLER

      Jul 10, 2018

      Well done Mark, respect.

      £25.00

    • Ethan and Sam Fenton

      Ethan and Sam Fenton

      Jul 9, 2018

      Good luck Uncle Mark, we hope you achieve your goal!

      £20.00

    • Jason Oxberry

      Jason Oxberry

      Jul 9, 2018

      Good Luck Mark!JasonHampshire Heating Components

      £20.00

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    Eastleigh District, UK

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