We are delighted to announce that on the 22nd November 2018 that London Hearts has become a partner with Churchmarketplace to deliver defibrillators and training to Catholic Schools and parishes in England and Wales.

It is our joint mission to make sure there is a defibrillator in every Catholic Church and School in England and Wales. The Catholic Church now really is the heartbeat of every community.

Kimberley Lloyd, London Hearts Senior Operations Manager said ‘ This is an excellent opportunity to receive equipment that could mean all the difference in a potentially life-threatening situation. I would implore all catholic churches and schools across the country to apply and take up this opportunity, and in fact any community or organisation to do so also’.

“Sadly there are hundreds of thousands of people in the UK with a faulty gene which puts them at risk of sudden death from a cardiac arrest.”

“Every minute without CPR and defibrillation can reduce their chance of survival by ten per cent.”

“Defibrillators can be the difference between life and death, which is why we are aiming to put defibrillators into all catholic churches and schools across England and Wales to apply for this vital equipment and have it nearby in case of an emergency.”

For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, a person’s chance of survival decreases by around 10 per cent. A defibrillator is an automatic device that can be used by the public to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm during cardiac arrest. By performing CPR and using a defibrillator until an ambulance arrives, you increase the chance of survival from 6 to 74%.

To apply for a defibrillator, simply click here

If you have any queries, please email kym@londonhearts.org

 

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