We would like to thank everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts this year here at West Country Parks. Thanks to your generosity we have raised over £7,500 in aid of BARB Search and Rescue, In Charley’s Memory and Hillview Juvenile Carnival Club.
This year we will be fundraising in order to raise funds to install lifesaving Defibrillators on as many of our Parks as possible.
According to the defibshop ‘over 30,000 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK every year and without immediate treatment 90-95% of these victims will die’. Cardiac arrest is a condition which can affect us all, regardless of age, gender or health – although statistically men over 45 years old and women over 55 years old are most at risk.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, in the event of an attack, if CPR and defibrillation are provided within 3-5 minutes of collapse, a victim’s chances of survival can increase by a staggering 68%.
With your help, we can help to increase survival rates in our local community and make each of our Parks ‘Heart Safe’. By making a small donation to our fundraising campaign, you will be helping to protect not only us, but everyone in the local area and even yourself from cardiac arrest.
We massively appreciate your ongoing support and any donation will help us to achieve our goal.
Please keep an eye on your Parks’ Facebook page for more information about upcoming fundraising events – and if you would like to get involved please email [email protected]