A life saving defibrillator station for Treloggan!

by Celtic & Co in Newquay, Cornwall, England

A life saving defibrillator station for Treloggan!
We did it
On 20th August 2018 we successfully raised £550 with 32 supporters in 28 days

Treloggan currently houses 42 businesses with over 300 visitors a day. We want to raise money for the estate to get a defibrillator station.

by Celtic & Co in Newquay, Cornwall, England

As a Treloggan Industrial Estate business, Celtic & Co (at unit B) are looking to raise money for the estate to have a defibrillator station installed. We were pretty shocked to hear that we didn’t already have one and that the closest is in Morrisons, which can only be used by a trained member of staff in store opening hours. 

Treloggan is constantly growing and currently houses over 42 businesses. Ours alone has up to 50 employees during our busy season, so just imagine how many people in total work here let alone visit the estate every day. Nick and Kath Whitworth, founders of Celtic & Co have agreed to match the money we raise from all other Treloggan businesses combined with the aim to have a defibrillator station installed by the end of summer. Any extra proceeds will be sent to RRMC (Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity).

Here’s some info about the charity we are going to raise the money for: https://www.rrmch.org.uk/

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heartbeat stops abruptly and unexpectedly. This is usually caused by ventricular fibrillation (VF), an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain the heart and the rest of the body, and the person collapses. In fact, the victim is clinically dead and will remain so unless someone helps immediately.

The RRMC (Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity) are currently the only organisation in the UK that has embraced a full PAD program covering businesses, communities, homes, schools and colleges, sports, and annual 24/7cover on beaches. Across the UK 2,000 people die each week after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is the equivalent of one person every 5 minutes. This statistic includes one child daily in our schools. According to the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) a shock by defibrillation administered within one minute increases the chance of survival by 90 per cent.

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