Community Automated External Defibrillator

by Sandra Hughes in Cilycwm, Wales, United Kingdom

Community Automated External Defibrillator
We did it
On 21st September 2018 we successfully raised £120 with 6 supporters in 35 days

To raise enough money to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator for the community.

by Sandra Hughes in Cilycwm, Wales, United Kingdom

Something that has been highlighted this week following a recent accident in the village, where the emergency service were called is the length of time it takes for them to arrive ( in this case well over an hour) Obviously living in such a rural area we understand that the Wales national target of 8 minutes to a red call ( life threatening) and 19 minutes to an amber call ( serious but not life threatening) are rarely met.

This has bought about a lot of talk about an automated external defibillator (AED)being installed in the village, something that was talked about and applied for 8 years ago.
Due to a lot of uncertainty about how to use it, liability and whether it was worth it given that most people live outside the village, the defibrillator never happened leaving us behind other rural communities.

Defibrillation within 3-5 minutes can produce a survival rate as high as 70 percent. Each minute of delay reduces this by 10 percent. Now if the ambulance takes over an hour but a defibrillator can be with you in minutes, its a no brainer. You have a chance.

This week the CCA have applied for a grant so that we can have this vital piece of equipment installed in our community.
We need to raise £600 so we are holding a fund raising night at the Neuadd on Friday September the 21st at 7.30pm starting with Bingo, Lamb roast & an Auction.
Anyone who would like to sponser the evening, donate auction items, raffle prizes or help in anyway please contact Roger Hemmings or Sandra Hughes

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