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£170raised of £2,300 target by 4 supporters

    Weʼve raised £170 to West Bagborough Community Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

    Location
    West Bagborough, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 12th December 2016

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    We are trying to raise money for an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the parish of West Bagborough (http://www.west-bagborough.org.uk/community/west-bagborough-7827/about-us).

    The project has been discussed at the September Parish Council meeting (http://www.west-bagborough.org.uk/community/west-bagborough-7827/documentation/)

    Evidence suggests the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest reduces with each passing minute. Being a rural community the ambulance response times for a Category Red 1 call are 10 minutes, the chance of surviving are 10% at this point. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) combined with early defibrillation increases the chances of survival significantly.

    The Box containing the defibrillator will be located on the village hall, an identical one is already in situ on the village hall in Bishops Lydeard (see picture above).

    The funds required are £2,300, although the defibrillator is only half the cost, the cabinet is robust and designed to be secure. The unlock code is obtained from South West Ambulance Service. After placing a 999 call the operator will determine whether a defibrillator will be required and will direct the caller to the box and provide the unlock code.

    How to use an AED:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfvu5FCQs6o

    The CPR training will be provided for limited numbers by the charity Heartstart. They are happy to undertake additional training but this may incur additional fees.
    http://www.heartclass.co.uk/about.htm
    www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-to-save-a-life/how-to-do-cpr/heartstart.

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    • steve pickup

      steve pickup

      6 months ago

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    • steve pickup

      steve pickup

      7 months ago

      steve pickup

      We can't compete with Children in Need but we are getting there, following door to door collections, pledges and the money donated via Just Giving we have £1796.50. Thank you all. Big push coming tomorrow!

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    4

    • Jennifer Mulhall

      Jennifer Mulhall

      Dec 7, 2016

      £20.00

    • Mike & Gemma January

      Mike & Gemma January

      Nov 22, 2016

      Good luck with the fund raising and reaching the target as soon as possible.

    • Carol & Ivor Lewis

      Carol & Ivor Lewis

      Nov 19, 2016

      hope you reach your target

      £30.00

    • Peter Hamilton

      Peter Hamilton

      Nov 14, 2016

      Good luck with this Steve. Let's make it happen!

      £100.00

    About the fundraiser
    steve pickup

    steve pickup

    West Bagborough, United Kingdom

    I have been a resident of West Bagborough for 10 years and have been inspired by similar successful projects in our neighbouring villages (Bishops Lydeard, Cotford St Luke). I work in the NHS and have become increasingly aware how essential an AED is within a rural community.

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