- Created on Thursday, 08 October 2015 04:14
Charity AEDdonate are looking to team up with Schools, Local Communities, Parish Councils and Clubs to raise funds to place Defibrillators (AED’s) within them. At present in the UK just 8.6% of people who have a Cardiac Arrest outside of hospitals are saved in time, this is because there are simply not enough AED’s out there. Other countries such as Holland 21% and Norway 25% are way ahead of us. As cardiac arrest is the UK’s biggest killer AEDdonate is on a mission to increase the UK survival rate.
The charity arranges raffle prizes, local vouchers from local businesses which will generate income for the campaign, on-line personal challenges that locals can take part in if they want (anything from small runs, parachuting to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro). They also have over 3000 on-line retailers that pay commission if people follow a link on the pubs personalised fundraising web site.
AEDEdonate is also looking for support from local organisations, councillors and MP’s.
Kevin Turner on behalf of the charity said “it is essential that we place as many AED’s as possible out there, with the help of local communities we can do this. The existing fundraising activities means that people can fundraise by spending as they normally do on a daily basis, from buying your groceries from Asda to getting your hair cut, the campaigns get paid a small percentage and it all goes the specific local campaign, we also support each local campaign by providing a pack including posters, collection tubs and ideas a campaign manager and loads of support.”