John Ambulance launches Highbridge life-saving funding campaign
John Ambulance volunteers in Highbridge are organising two events
to raise money for new equipment that could help save lives.
someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival falls
by 10 per cent every minute without first aid. But, with CPR (cardiopulmonary
resuscitation) and the use of a defibrillator within three minutes,
their chance of survival could be as high as 70 per cent.
why St John Ambulance wants to make sure its volunteers have defibrillators
available when theyre needed most.
November 28th sees the group holding a Quiz and Chips
night at Highbridge's St John Ambulance HQ in Bank Street at 7pm.
The cost will be £5 per person, which includes sausage and
chips (a vegetarian option is also available). Tickets
are available (in advance only) from Julia Gibson by calling 07944
482569 or via email at julia.Gibson@sja.org.uk
a day of festive fun is also planned at Highbridge's Asda store
on Sunday December 6th. The fundraising event will run from 10am
to 4pm, including a visit from the charitys South West Band,
who will play a selection of music to get shoppers in the festive
St John Ambulance volunteer Julia Gibson said: "As the nations
leading first aid charity, our 'Donate for Defibs' fundraising
appeal is about asking people to help raise money for defibrillators
which our volunteers will use to treat people who suffer a cardiac
the money raised in Highbridge will fund St John Ambulance defibrillators
in our region."
want people to donate to our appeal and hold their own fundraising
events around the area to help raise money for defibrillators
in the South West," Julia added.
donation will help us to make sure we have a defibrillator available
when its needed most, to give more people the chance to
survive a cardiac arrest. The more defibrillators we have, the
better equipped we are to save lives."