A community in Stafford are now well equipped in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. A community effort to raise funds for a defibrillator reached its final total in just 3 months. 

 

The chance of survival after Sudden Cardiac Arrest decreases minute by minute, but if someone is shocked with a defibrillator within 2-3 minutes their chance of survival increases by 70%. A defibrillator is easy to use with each machine giving step by step instructions. The devices are intended to be used in the minutes prior to the arrival of an ambulance. This particular machine is registered with the ambulance service and anyone needing to access it should call 999. 

 

Julie Sleight, Managing Director at Aspire Limited (Stafford) said "The Aspire group sadly lost a very special member of their group in 2018. Following this loss they decided to remember her by raising funds to causes she would have supported. She loved her time with Aspire and at The Northfield Hub so it seemed appropriate to start by looking at our own community and ways to keep it safe. We are very grateful for the kind donations"

 

The defibrillator is installed at The Northfield Community Hub. This will not only serve all of the people who visit the hub seven days a week. It will also provide lifesaving equipment for the wider community in the north end of Stafford.

 

Well done to everyone for their hard work in raising the funds, a lasting tribute in memory of a lovely lady.