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Raising Money for a Defibrillator

Alex Howell

Local fitness instructor Alex Howell from Strength Rocks is raising money for a defibrillator to go into Cheam Park, to be fitted at Cheam Park Cafe Pavilion.

Alex says “I was not surprised when I found out that heart attacks cause more than a quarter of deaths in the UK each year. I was shocked however with the difference in survival rates with and without a defibrillator.

If you are treated by a first aider and given CPR you or a loved one have a survival rate of 2-5%.

If you are lucky enough to be treated quickly with a defibrillator (within 3-4 minutes) you survival rates jump significantly to 74%!

With developments in technology absolutely anyone can use a defibrillator to save someones life!”

You can find out more about his appeal here

You can donate to his appeal on the Just Giving page here