Campaigners call for help in saving lives

A CHARITY is hoping to team up with schools, parish councils and community groups to raise funds to place life-saving defibrillators in public places.

AEDdonate say just 8.6 per cent of people suffering a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are saved in time due to a lack of the heart-starting equipment elsewhere.

The charity arranges raffle prizes, vouchers from businesses which will generate income for the campaign and on-line personal challenges that people can take part in and are appealing for help from local organisations, councillors and MPs.

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Kevin Turner from the charity said: “It is essential that we place as many AEDs ( (automated external defibrillators) as possible out there and with the help of local communities we can do this.

“The existing fund-raising activities means that people can fundraise by spending as they normally do on a daily basis, from buying your groceries from Asda to getting your hair cut, the campaigns get paid a small percentage and it all goes the specific local campaign.

“We also support each local campaign by providing a pack including posters, collection tubs and ideas a campaign manager and loads of support.”

If you want to take part and bring this project to your school, community or club, call AEDdonate directly on 01785 472224 or you can email Kevin Turner [email protected].


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