Saving Lives in Kent Appeal
needed to help us place defibrillators across Kent to keep hearts
We are working with Kent Police to save more lives by placing
defibrillators in key areas of the community.
Kent Police officers attend incidents where
members of the public have suffered cardiac arrest, when a person’s
heart stops, often arriving on scene before the ambulance
Someone in cardiac arrest will lose
consciousness, will not be breathing and will have no signs of
circulation. A defibrillator is used to shock the heart
following a cardiac arrest.
Kent Police Tactical Medicine Unit Manager,
Paul Abdey said:
"With a cardiac arrest, every second counts.
When a person’s heart stops, there is limited time in which to
deliver a shock, and after that time has passed there is little
chance of survival. With more defibrillators, Kent police can
provide a vital link in the chain of survival so that even more
lives can be saved locally."
We need your support to
help local hearts. Donate today, or
create your own online fundraising appeal
if you would like to invite friends, family or colleagues to also
support the appeal.
To make a credit card donation by
phone please call 01892 893918 quoting appeal reference
‘Kent Defib Appeal'.
To donate by cheque, please make any
cheque payable to the BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
quoting ‘Kent Defib Appeal' on the
back and send to the address below:
British Heart Foundation,
PO Box 296,
Any money received in excess of the appeal
target will be applied to the British Heart Foundation’s other
vital activities in the fight against heart disease.
We also need people to volunteer to support the appeal. Your
local volunteer fundraising manager will be happy to discuss ways
in which you can help.
You may belong to a local group or association
that would like to help, or your company may like to get involved.
Anyone who would like to find out how they give their time to
support the appeal or to make a vital donation please call Kim
Brophy Kent Defib Appeal Manager on 01580 754027
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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