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£5,225
raised of £8,000 target by 194 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,225 to get more defibrillators into the local community.

    Cornwall
    Funded on Saturday, 8th April 2023

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    Story

    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 Dawe1 year ago
      Gemma Dawe

      Gemma Dawe

      1 year 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 £4000 has been withdrawn to start purchasing bits we need to get these defibs installed - this will show over the next few days.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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    Supporters

    194

    • Tim Andrews

      Tim Andrews

      Mar 29, 2023

      Well done with your fundraisingFrom Tim, Tesco driver.

      £10.00

    • Jack Morris

      Jack Morris

      Mar 14, 2023

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

      £30.00

    • Paul Blackburn

      Paul Blackburn

      Mar 12, 2023

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

      £20.00

    • 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

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 9, 2023

    • Lin pascoe

      Lin pascoe

      Mar 8, 2023

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      £10.00

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