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What we do

London Hearts is the leading heart defibrillator charity in the UK, aiming to help and support communities with the provision of life saving heart defibrillators and to teach CPR/Defibrillator skills.

Defibrillators (also known as AEDs - Automatic External Defibrillators) are medical devices that help and support a patient in cardiac arrest. In fact, they are the ONLY devices that can help when someone has a cardiac arrest.

THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL DECREASES 10% PER MINUTE AFTER A CARDIAC ARREST, MAKING EVERY SECOND COUNT.

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Our Aims

To raise awareness of heart conditions.

To provide Public Access Defibrillators in the UK working with strategic partners.

To ensure no one is ever further than 100 metres away from a defibrillator.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

London Hearts First Defibrillator

August 2018

First Defibrillator placed in Cobham Village Hall

Launch of #EveryBeatCounts with England Boxing

September 2018

Launched #EveryBeatCounts with England Boxing to ensure every England boxing club will have access to a defibrillator.

1,000th London Hearts Defibrillator

December 2019

1,000th Funded Defibrillator placed in Community

Partnership with Foresight Group

January 2020

Introduced a strategic partnership with London’s leading Hedge Fund, Foresight Group to supply lifesaving defibrillators across the London area.

AED deployments increased 2000% during COVID

March 2020

While the world changed, our mission didn’t. During Lockdown AED deployments rose by 2000%!

Work with Westminster Council

July 2020

Worked with Westminster Council and their members allowance to fund over 50 defibrillators across 20 wards in Westminster.

London Hearts UK Distributor of Mindray

April 2021

We became the UK Master Distributor of Mindray.

Introduced DefibCaddy

Jan 2022

Introduced the DefibCaddy, the latest defibrillator cabinet on the market.

Partnered with the Tottenham Hotspurs

April 2022

Partnered up with Tottenham Hotspurs FC to raise money towards placing heart defibrillators across the UK, in memory of former coach Ugo Ehiogu.

Partnered with Stedall Vehicle Fittings Ltd

July 2022

Established a partnership with Stedall Vehicle Fittings Ltd to arm the commercial vehicle sector against the dangers of cardiac arrest.

20,000th Defibrillatorf

September 2022

20,000th Defibrillator placed in the community.

Working with Englad Rugby

September 2022

Currently working with England Rugby in the provision of lifesaving heart defibrillators to all England Rugby clubs.

Our Mission

It is our belief that everybody deserves a fighting chance of survival when suffering sudden cardiac arrest in the UK.

A woman holding a London Hearts provided AED

There are more than 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests across the UK every year but less than one in ten people survive. With the effective and speedy delivery of treatment, survival can be raised to 70 percent, but this requires CPR (chest compressions) and also use of a defibrillator.

By making more defibrillators accessible, and the more people trained in how to use them, the better the chance of survival for a cardiac arrest victim. London Hearts seek to make this lifesaving piece of equipment more affordable to communities and organisations across the country by providing a grant of £300.