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Accord Marketing on Lifesaving Mission in Memory of Colleague

29 November 2022

In memory of a much-loved colleague Mark John, who died last year, Accord Marketing are undertaking several challenges, including a Tough Mudder, a football tournament, the Three Peaks Challenge, a South West coastal path walk and a quiz night to reach their lifesaving target of 10 defibrillators. 

As well as this, in October, Becky Shields completed her first marathon in aid of London Hearts.

Mark John passed away aged 47 on 31st October 2021 following a cardiac arrest. He had been an integral part of the Accord family for almost 30 years. At the time of his death, he was Chief Creative Officer, a Board position. He was also married to Sharon and father to Emily and Katie.

There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests across the UK every year but fewer than 1 in 10 people survive. London Hearts is the leading heart charity in the UK for placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training.

A defibrillator is the only device that can help someone when they are in cardiac arrest and London Hearts set out to get more in the community to ensure no one is ever more than 100 metres away from a defibrillator. The more defibrillators that are accessible, and the more people trained in how to use them, the better the chance of survival for someone who suddenly collapses. 

A huge shout-out to their South West office who have secured a £750 donation from the team at the Barnstaple & District Round Table, as well as other generous donations from other local businesses in order to secure a deifbrillator 🎉

All donations, however small, will take them one step closer to achieving their mission to raise £10,000 to purchase defibrillators and place them within local communities. If you would like to support their efforts, please head to their GoFundMe page here: Fundraiser by Accord Marketing : Accord Fundraising (gofundme.com) 

If you belong to, or know of, a sports club that desperately needs one, or perhaps a theatre or youth club, then please contact gail.norman@accordmarketing.com so we can consider them in the mix.

London Hearts want to ensure that nobody is further than 100M from a fully working and public accessible defibrillator across the whole of the UK. Together, we can save lives and beat the heartbreak.

We welcome applications from any organisation or charity around the UK! Apply online here

Have a project in mind? Give us a call on 02070432493 or drop us an email at info@londonhearts.org


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