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Closed 28/07/2017

raised of £1,300 target by 5 supporters

    Weʼve raised £45 to Purchase a defibrillator, which will be accessible to the whole community. To be placed outside of John of Gaunt school.

    Wingfield road Trowbridge Wiltshire
    Funded on Friday, 28th July 2017

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    We are aiming to purchase a defibrillator, which will be accessible to the whole community. To be placed outside of John of Gaunt school.

    In England, the ambulance service attempt resuscitation in approximately 25,000 cases per year, but at present only a small proportion survive this is because most cases of sudden cardiac arrest are due to an abnormality of the heart’s electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF) in which the electrical impulses that normally control the heart become chaotic and uncoordinated.
    The heart stops beating (i.e. it ceases to act as a pump) and the circulation of blood stops.
    Death is inevitable unless the condition is recognised promptly and defibrillation is carried out. Defibrillation is the use of a high-energy electric shock that stops the chaotic rhythm of VF and allows the normal, organised, electrical rhythm of the heart to re-start. This can allow the pumping action of the heart to return.

    The major factor limiting the number of people who survive sudden cardiac arrest is the ability to provide defibrillation within a critical time.

    The Friends of John of Gaunt are hoping to provide a defibrillator that will be accessible to the community 24/7, 365 days a year, they will also have it accredited with the South Western Ambulance service.

    The school will hold sessions for staff and pupils and anyone who would like to see the defibrillator in action and alleviate and apprehensions the community may have in using it.



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      • Vicky Miller

        Vicky Miller

        Jul 3, 2017

        Shared by my Auntie Wendy so here's a small donation to help towards your target. Good luck x


      • maria Groves

        maria Groves

        Jul 2, 2017

        Let's hope we get to our target x


      • Valerie Seymour

        Valerie Seymour

        Jun 29, 2017


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        Jun 28, 2017


      • Valerie Harvey

        Valerie Harvey

        Jun 28, 2017


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      The Friends of John of Gaunt

      The Friends of John of Gaunt

      Wingfield road Trowbridge Wiltshire

      As parents and grandparents of school children , or as a member of the Trowbridge community we realise that having acess to a defibrillator within our community may save a life.

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