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Gemma Dawe

Gemma Dawe is crowdfunding

raised of £8,000 target by 193 supporters

Weʼre raising £8,000 to get more defibrillators into the local community.

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This is Oscar, my 14 year old nephew who is mad about mountain biking.

In November 2022, Oscar suffered a cardiac arrest whilst out biking. Oscar is usually so fit and healthy; we had no idea he had an underlying heart condition. Oscar's collapsed on a bike ride and stopped breathing. His life was saved by the quick thinking of one individual there that night and a life-saving piece of equipment.

Luckily, the people there that night, managed to perform CPR and get a defibrillator from the local village very quickly. This ultimately resulted in saving his life and had there not been a defibrillator so close, we know that Oscar would not have survived. Oscar was rushed to Bristol's Children's Hospital, and placed in a coma for a few days before open heart surgery, to fix the issue the Doctor's found with his heart.

We are so grateful that Oscar is on the road to recovery and it's because of that machine and of course our hero Mike. Because of this, we want more defibrillators in the local community! Cornwall is made up of such rural areas, that in some circumstances, ambulances would not be able to reach a patient in time, so these machines are so vital here. We are talking life or death within a matter of minutes!

We hope you will support us in raising as much money as we can for this cause. We had initially set up a target of £1500, we hit that within 24 hours, so we upped it to £5000 which we've now hit that too. New target of £8000, which is the equivalent of 4 defibrillators being installed in locked and heated cabinets. Thank you for your support.

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  • Gemma Dawe2 months ago
    Gemma Dawe

    Gemma Dawe

    2 months ago

    Thank you so much for all the donations so far! We are so grateful! £4000 has been withdrawn to start purchasing bits we need to get these defibs installed - this will show over the next few days. The first defib will be installed on 12th March at Woody's Bike Park, this is the same day as their charity bike ride, in aid of Oscar's Fundraising. Come along and join in the fun!

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Page last updated on: 3/14/2023 10.43



  • Jack Morris

    Jack Morris

    Mar 14, 2023

    Good luck with the total here's our woodys entries 🤞for another one soon


  • Paul Blackburn

    Paul Blackburn

    Mar 12, 2023

    Here's my refunded race entry from Woodys, plus a fiver for being rad.


  • Glynn & Ash

    Glynn & Ash

    Mar 11, 2023

    Thinking of you Oscar. Get well dude

  • Sue and Dave

    Sue and Dave

    Mar 10, 2023

    Good luck with your fundraising love from Sue and Dave. X


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    Mar 9, 2023

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    Lin pascoe

    Mar 8, 2023



  • Anonymous


    Mar 5, 2023

    We think you are incredibly brave Oscar and what an amazing thing to do after you have been so poorly. ❤


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