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.
The survival rate without being shocked decreases by 10 per cent and 14 per cent with every passing minute.
Our aim is to place more AED’s around the southwest in places like shopping centres, leisure centres, family attractions and also hope to work with a number of professional and amateur teams in the southwest so there is an AED on site should this be needed by a player, support or worker. We cover a number of charity events with medical cover throughout the southwest and we wish to work with them also to make sure the site has one on site along with the ones we carry on our vehicles. We plan to make the southwest a safer place to live and visit, we also wish to go into schools, youth groups and other community groups to offer free basic life saving training. If you feel you can help them please donate what you can, and also please share the page so we can continue to help others! You never know when you or a friend or loved one may need one of these machines and basic life saving training. Thanks for your support.