Start the Heart defibrillator for Lovelace Primary

by J Molloy in Chessington, England, United Kingdom

Start the Heart defibrillator for Lovelace Primary
We did it
On 28th March 2018 we successfully raised £1,640 with 24 supporters in 56 days

Early defibrillation in cardiac arrest is key to saving lives. This project aims to fund a Defibrillator for our children's school.

by J Molloy in Chessington, England, United Kingdom

We're raising money to provide a life saving defibrillator for Lovelace Primary School.

Did you know that each year between 80,000 and 120,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in a public place in the UK?

Cardiac arrest can affect anyone, even children. Speedy defibrillation saves lives.

Young people are at risk of cardiac arrest as their hearts are still growing and developing strength. They are also susceptible to a cardiac arrest following a sharp blow to the chest, usually during sports.

The only definitive treatment for a victim of cardiac arrest is effective CPR and early defibrillation, which must be administered within 3-5 minutes following collapse; this boost survival chances from 6% to 74%.

We're supporting the SADS UK Big Shock campaign to put defibrillators into schools to save lives. We are raising money to provide a defibrillator for Lovelace Primary School, to ensure safety for pupils, staff, supporters and visitors in the unfortunate case of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

The amount we're trying to raise is £1640, this will fund the equipment and initial training.


The equipment would be placed in an easy to reach location and as it is fully automatic, no specific training is needed to use it as the machine itself does most of the work. We would hope to never have to use it but it would be a huge peace of mind for our staff and parents knowing that it is there, should it ever be required in an emergency. 

There is no doubting that a defibrillator can only be a good addition for our school.


Whether your donation is £5, £10 or more... every donation will be a massive contribution towards our goal of buying a defibrillator and helping to keep our community safe.

For every donation of £10 or more, there are rewards as our way of saying thank you. These include a certificate, a shout out on the school Twitter feed, or your chance to have your name on our 'Thank You' board which will be on display at the school.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

A thank you for believing in our project!

A thank you via email will be sent following your donation.

£20 or more

A thank you certificate

A certificate will be posted to you following your donation.

£50 or more

As above plus a shout out on Twitter

A mention on our Twitter feed and a thank you certificate.

£100 or more

The biggest thank you!

Your name on our board, to be displayed alongside the AED and of course a mention on our Twitter feed.

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