What we are fundraising for:
The Glamis Village Defibrillator Project is in the process of fund raising to purchase a 24 hour accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Glamis Village. The Defibrillator will be sited on the Corner Wall, down the side road of The Heritage Centre near the Public Toilets.
What is an Automated External Deibrillator (AED)?
- An AED is a device which automatically gives an electric shock to the heart through the chest wall
- This electric shock restarts the normal rhythm of the heart and is an essential life-saving step in the chain of survival
- The machine gives clear spoken instructions to the user
- The machine will not operate unless it detects that an electric shock is required
Why we need an Automated External Defibrillator:
Glamis is a small rural community where ambulances carrying life saving equipment can take 20 minutes to arrive, possibly considerably longer in bad winter weather. When someone has a cardiac arrest following a heart attack, their life can be saved if their heart is restarted quickly using an automated external defibrillator (AED).
How will the AED Help?
- Approximately 30,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK
- In 2013, the Emergency Medical Services attempted to resuscitate approximately 28,000 people after they suffered an Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
- Of the 28,000 people that emergency services attempted to resuscitate, only 8.6% survived and were discharged from hospital
- When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%
- Currently, only 20% of cardiac arrest victims are in a ‘shockable’ rhythm when the EMS arrive; this figure can be increased if more cardiac arrest victims received immediate, effective CPR from bystanders
- If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%
How much we need to raise:
We need to raise just over £2,500 for our project. Our Crowdfunder target is £1500
£477.60: Weatherproof Cabinet
£1,194: Automated Defibrillator
£396: Electric Connection and CCTV Camera
£474: AED Community training session
Glamis Community Council - We have received a donation of £500 from Glamis Community council which will cover costs of signage, venue hire for training sessions, and maintenace/replacement of AED equipment.
Glamis Community Trust - We have applied to Glamis Community Trust for £1000 towards costs of purchasing and installing AED equipment and training
Any funds raised over our target will go towards ongoing maintenance and replacement equipment.