Lovelace Primary School are raising money to provide a life saving defibrillator.
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%.
Lovelace Primary School are supporting the SADS UK Big Shock campaign to put defibrillators into schools to save lives. They are raising money to provide a defibrillator for the School, to ensure safety for pupils, staff, supporters and visitors in the unfortunate case of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The amount they trying to raise is £1640, this will fund the equipment and initial training.
Donations are here on Crowdfunder.
THEY NEED YOUR HELP
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 to their 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 their 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 their ‘Thank You’ board which will be on display at the school.