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Defibrillation Appeal

Published on 02 March 2022 04:10 PM

Appeal for Defibrillator in Ormskirk

Help us reach our target of £1,375 for a new defibrillator!

Age UK Lancashire are working alongside AEDdonate to have a defibrillator installed in their community.  The local older people’s charity has identified the need to have a defibrillator installed at their Wellbeing Centre on Moorgate in Ormskirk and hope it can not only benefit them and their clients but also the wider community.

30,000 people die each year from out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). If defibrillation takes place within the first three minutes of a SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 80%.

Having the defibrillator installed means that it can be deployed by the local ambulance trust in a bid to give the patient the all-important shock to the heart prior to the ambulance arrival. The defibrillator is by no means a replacement to the ambulance service, it just allows patient treatment to commence immediately.

David Ward from Age UK Lancashire says: “We need to raise £1,375 to be able to purchase a defibrillator and have it fully installed.  We are working with AEDdonate who have set up a donation platform where people can make an online donation in a simple and secure way.  The charity has currently raised over £400 towards the target but we are calling on local people to get involved and donate what they can”.

The Wellbeing Centre is a hive of activity with the charity’s day clubs, groups and activity sessions happening throughout the week.  The centre can also be used by external groups.  The defibrillator has the potential to benefit anyone in the local community.

Donate now

Help save a life by donating to our appeal

If you would like to donate in another way, by cheque or cash then please contact:

t: 0300 303 1234

e: fundraising@ageuklancs.org.uk