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Our Vision

Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills approximately 100,000 people a year in the UK. AEDdonate’s mission is to give the Ambulance Trusts’ ‘Public Access Defibrillator’ (PAD) scheme more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

We achieve this by giving Schools, Pubs, Clubs and Communities the opportunity to fundraise for an AED which can then be placed onto the PAD scheme. This will safeguard local communities from the UK’s biggest killer- Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). By enabling AEDs to be fundraised for, we can work together to minimise SCAs and save lives.

'Pull Through' - NHS Defibrillator Awareness Film

Save Lives With a Public-Access Defibrillator


Brief History of AEDdonate

May 2014

The Start

First responder Jamie Richards founded AEDdonate after recognising a need for AEDs in communities throughout the UK.

July 2014

Charity Starts at Home

External AED installed at our local Co-operative supermarket, covering the High Street of Stone, Staffordshire against the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

August 2014

Tip of the Iceberg

Successfully installed 30 AEDs across the UK into schools, pubs and communities.

October 2014

Start of Something Big

After going public with our marketing and charity mission, we experienced a fantastic response from communities all over the UK, helping us to reach a huge milestone with 100 defibrillators installed through our fundraising programme.

May 2015

Happy Birthday AEDdonate!

AEDdonate has its first birthday party!

July 2015

Fully Registered Charity

After fundraising to become a national registered charity, AEDdonate is able to permanently lower the costs of fundraising for an AED for communities across the UK.

November 2015


After gaining significant momentum in helping communities throughout the UK to gain access to a defibrillator, AEDdonate expands its volunteer programme- taking on new volunteers and full-time staff who offer their time to help more communities across the UK to fundraise successfully.

Success Stories