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