AED defibrillator at Park Farm Community Centre

Aed - Park Farm Community Centre
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Park Farm Admin

🎉 Huge Thanks to Our Community! 🎉

We are really pleased to announce that our Give a Quid for a Defib fundraiser was a great success! You @followers raised over £750 in donations to match funds provided by the Department for Health & Social Care… and our community now has another life-saving 24/7 accessible defibrillator, installed here at Park Farm Community Centre – St Helens Thank you to each and everyone of you who donated via the GoFundMe, our raffle and table top sales.

Massive thank you’s to Trisha Long – Moss Bank Councillor, St Helens Borough Council and Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland who provided substantial donations towards the electrical fitting, maintenance and ongoing replenishment of supplies.

How can a defibrillator save a life?

If someone in our community has a cardiac arrest, a defibrillator can help restart their heart while you wait for the emergency services to arrive.
❤️ there are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year and currently less than 1 in 10 survive
❤️ without immediate intervention with a defibrillator, most cardiac arrests are fatal
❤️ every minute without CPR and a defibrillator, reduces survival chances by up to 10%.

aed - Park Farm Community Centre
aed - Park Farm Community Centre

Cardiac arrest: 4 essential actions

When someone has a cardiac arrest, 4 things need to happen to give them the best chance of survival. These 4 actions are called the ‘chain of survival’.

They are:

1. Early recognition and call for help: know when cardiac arrest is happening and call 999.

2. Early CPR: deliver chest compressions to save the person’s life. This is called ‘cardiopulmonary resuscitation’, or CPR.

3. Early defibrillation: shock the heart using a defibrillator. The emergency operator will provide information about your nearest defibrillator, the entry code and the device will instruct you. Every second counts, so this should happen as soon as possible. A quick response gives someone the best chance of survival.

4. Post-resuscitation care: what happens once the person has been resuscitated and is in the care of medical professionals.

🎉 Exciting News from Park Farm Community Centre! 🎉

We’re absolutely thrilled to share some incredible news with you all! Park Farm Community Centre has been awarded a substantial grant of £377,266 from The National Lottery Fund! 😎 This milestone is a testament to our dedication to serving and empowering our community, and it marks an exciting new chapter in our journey.

This generous funding infusion will be instrumental in sustaining and enhancing our range of activities, services, and facilities over the next five years. It means we can continue providing even more opportunities for learning, recreation, and personal growth for all of you, our cherished community members. ❤️

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to The National Lottery Fund for their belief in our mission and unwavering support. We also want to express our deepest appreciation to each and every member of our community who has stood by us and contributed to our success.

Moreover, we want to acknowledge the invaluable role played by all those who participate in the National Lottery. Your continued support ensures that vital organizations like ours receive the funding necessary to thrive and make a positive impact in our community.

We’re also thrilled to share that our story has been featured in the St Helens Star! 🌟 Check out the article here to learn more about how this grant will further empower our efforts to serve you better.

Thank you once again for your ongoing support and belief in our mission. Together, we’re building a stronger, more vibrant community for us all. Let’s continue this journey of growth and empowerment, hand in hand!