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Heartbeat gains funding for life-saving defibrillator at Preston North End FC

 

Heartbeat, based at Preston North End, is to become a community of lifesavers after it has been fitted with a public access defibrillator (PAD) and has been awarded a CPR training kit by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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BHF and Heartbeat to give cardiac arrest victims fighting chance of survival

The Community Package contains the innovative kit which includes everything needed to learn CPR in half an hour.  Heartbeat plan to run training sessions in the local community meaning everyone can become potential lifesavers to book onto a course contact info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk or telephone 01772 717147.

The defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose consciousness almost at once. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. So it’s really important the people of Deepdale know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.

Over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen out of hospital in the UK every year but currently less than one in ten survive. The BHF want to create a Nation of Lifesavers in a bid to boost these shocking survival rates.

The charity is campaigning for defibrillators to be made more accessible and recognisable to the public. Heartbeat want all young people to be taught CPR and PAD awareness at school.

Siân Percival-Edwards from Heartbeat said: “The defibrillator will be placed on the front of our building just behind the iconic Sir Tom Finney Statue at Preston North End FC meaning that local people have the best chance of survival should they suffer a cardiac arrest. We’re keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too. We’re now working to raise money for further defibs to be placed around our community.”

Judy O’Sullivan, Assistant Programme Director at the BHF, said: “More than 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year but less than one in ten survive. More people could be saved if more defibrillators were available in public places and if more people felt confident using them and performing CPR. We are delighted that Heartbeat have joined the BHF’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign – by making another defibrillator available in a public location and teaching CPR locally. It could really be the difference between life and death. ”

When someone suffers a cardiac arrest their heart stops pumping blood around the body. They lose conscious almost at once and there are no signs of life. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. So it’s really important people in the Deepdale area know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.

To date the BHF have helped place over 13,000 life-saving defibrillators in communities around the UK. The BHF asks for a contribution of £400 towards each defibrillator as part of the Community Package. To find out more about defibrillators and how to place one in your organisation or community visit www.bhf.org.uk.

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For more information on how you can help BHF create a Nation of Lifesavers visit bhf.org.uk/nation-of-lifesavers

For photocall opportunities or more information please contact Siân Percival-Edwards (sian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

PRESS RELEASE  24/11/2015

 

Corporate AED

Is your organisation prepared if sudden cardiac arrest strikes a member of staff or a visitor?

Without warning, a sudden cardiac arrest can strike people of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. Having the right equipment and knowing how to respond can have a huge impact on someone’s survival rate, and may be the difference between life and death.

Here in the UK 700,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest every single year

The majority of these incidents happen outside of a hospital environment and can happen anywhere in everyday life, at work, at school, at the train station, in the shop or on the street. When a cardiac arrest happens every minute is vital.

Using a defibrillator within the first 3 minutes can greatly increase the chances of survival

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED or just defibrillator) is a small, light-weight, portable device that can read a person’s heart rhythm and deliver a shock if needed. It’s this shock that may restore a normal heart rhythm and potentially save a person’s life.

Heartbeat is your local heart charity and we can help you to protect your workforce

We can help you put a defibrillator in place in your workplace. We can give your staff training on how to use it and even work with you to provide this for your wider community, giving you the tools to make a huge impact should somebody suffer a cardiac arrest.

 

As a charity, Heartbeat is reliant on voluntary support and fundraising and so we would need to work with you to ensure you can raise a minimum amount to provide the following:

Choose a package We provide you with Cost
 Bronze Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Internal Wall Unit

 £799
 Silver   Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Internal Wall Unit

AED familiarisation training for your organisation

£1,199
 Gold   Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Internal Wall Unit

AED familiarisation training for your organisation

AED for your local community, location of your choice

AED familiarisation for your local community group

 £2,499

 

Fund your defibrillator through a donation or fundraising

Simply choose the package that best suits the needs of your business and your staff. Training can be included and we can also work with you to provide a defibrillator for a local community centre or sports group.

You can fund the defibrillators with a donation to Heartbeat or we can work with you and your staff to help you fundraise the amount. We have a fundraising pack full of ideas to get you started and on your way to your chosen target. It’s a great opportunity to get your staff involved and really see their efforts make a difference to their environment and also that of the local community.

If you’d like to find out more, or have a chat about how we can work together on making sure your business is best prepared to deal with a sudden cardiac arrest, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sian Percival-Edwards on 01772 717147 or sian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Big Cheese Challenge!

Challenge your Boss to the Big Cheese Challenge!

Lock the boss in an office and challenge them to raise as many pennies as possible for your local heart charity Heartbeat!

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For more information and to nominate your boss simply call Heartbeat on 01772 717147 or email lisa.riding@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

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Christmas Jumper Day!

On Friday 18th December 2015 schools and businesses in Lancashire donned their Christmas jumpers and supported their local heart charity.

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A huge thank you to everyone at Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School, where the wonderful children, families and staff raised over £160, which is a fantastic amount and very much appreciated!

 

Join the Heartbeat Lottery!

The Heartbeat lottery is essential to Heartbeat, allowing us to provide our services to those affected by cardiovascular disease.

We are always looking for people to play the lottery and over the next few weeks our fundraisers will be out and about in Preston and the surrounding areas to knock on doors and chat to people about our lottery.

For £1 a week the Heartbeat lottery gives you ten chances to win a top prize of £1,000 plus other cash prizes, and at the same time you are helping local people affected by heart disease.

If you don’t already play the Heartbeat lottery, we’d love you to join us and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize.

We may be knocking on your door very soon!

Find out more about the Heartbeat lottery

 

Ranvir’s mission to spread the word

Ranvir’s mission to spread the word about Heartbeat

Patron: TV Presenter Ranvir Singh has just become patron of Heartbeat

Patron: TV Presenter Ranvir Singh has just become patron of Heartbeat

TV star Ranvir Singh is ecstatic to have been asked to become the patron of Preston charity Heartbeat.

The Deepdale based heart charity has developed a special relationship with the TV presenter due to her own family experiences of heart problems.

My dad was only 42 when he died and this place genuinely cares for people and can save their lives.

Ranvir Singh

 

Ranvir was only nine years old when her father Rattan died of a heart attack aged just 42.

And now the Preston born journalist is pleased to become a patron to help spread the word of the charities life-saving work.

She said: “I was really surprised when I was asked.

“I’m really chuffed to become patron.

“My dad was only 42 when he died and this place genuinely cares for people and can save their lives.

“Heartbeat really makes sure if people have a scare they will get back to their full health.

“My dad didn’t have that facility and we suffered the consequences as a result,

“Now 28 years later Heartbeat can help stop another young person losing their dad.”

Ranvir attended the opening of the cardiac rehabilitation charity’s new base at the old national football museum site outside Preston North End’s stadium back in February.

And Jill Rogerson, Heartbeat Chief Executive, is overjoyed that Ranvir has agreed to become a patron.

She said: “We are delighted that Ranvir has agreed to become our patron, she understands first-hand the effect heart disease can have on families.

“Having been brought up in Preston, Ranvir understands the issues facing some of our cultural communities where one out of three residents will develop heart problems.

“As a Prestonian herself we knew she would want to help”

Originally published Monday 06 July 2015

Aviva Community Fund bid

Heartbeat Cardiac Screening - Aviva Community Fund

Heartbeat cardiac screening – Aviva community fund

Thank you for helping us promote the Aviva Community Fund bid – unfortunately we did not receive enough votes to make it through. They received over 4 million votes and charities with bigger support bases were the ones that made it through on the public vote. Please thank those you encouraged to vote and feedback where necessary.

Please follow the link https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/finalists to see who made it to the final in each category for each level of funding.

To find out more about Heartbeat’s , please fist the following page:

♥ https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/2590

 

 

 

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