Burpham Community Association

We're fundraising for two Community Public Access Defibrillators in Burpham

Fundraising for The Community Heartbeat Trust
raised of £6,750 target
We Provide & fund community defibrillators to Improve Cardiac Arrest survival


Approximately 95% of people who suffer a cardiac arrest will die before reaching the hospital and 30,000 people this year will suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

With effective community initiatives in place, the survival rate could be as high as 50%.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.

The project will provide two high specification Zoll 3 defibrillators, carry cases, outdoor heated cabinets, installation, training and ongoing support and maintenance.  They will be located in key areas in Burpham, Guildford.

You don’t need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. They are simple and easy to use and you don't need any training. There are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. It then assesses the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it’s needed. You can't deliver a shock accidentally, the defibrillator will only allow you to shock if it is needed.

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About the charity

The Community Heartbeat Trust helps communities undertake defibrillator projects taking into account the needs for the right equipment, the right support, the right adherence to liabilities and governance, community awareness and training programmes, and help with the fund raising and long term support for these projects. As the leading community defibrillator charity in the UK, we have become recognised by ambulance services, councils, community groups and sports governing bodies as the 'gold standard', having set many of the standards now being adopted by other organisations. We live, breath and are hugely passionate about community defibrillation in all its forms, and seek always to offer a holistic and objective advice to communities. We believe a defibrillator is for LIFE and not just for Christmas, and these medical devices should be available to save lives. But they are just that, a medical device, and must be treated with respect. A good project is not about just a defibrillator in the community, but one that forms part of a resilient process, addressing needs, and fully backed by Governance. www.communityheartbeat.org.uk

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