Funding has been won after AEDdonate submitted a successful application for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme in Lichfield
The Bags of Help scheme was launched in 2015 and raises money from the sale of carrier bags to be invested back into local communities throughout the UK. Each round of voting sees 3 community projects included in the in-store voting system. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Customers are given a token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.
We're delighted to have been awarded £4000 in Lichfield and this will be allocated to place 2 defibrillators and support the placement of a third in the city. The installation of one has already happened and that defibrillator is now in the community available 24/7.
Rachel Richards, Head of Community and Education said the scheme has already assisted lots of communities in the placement of defibrillators but we'd urge others to get in touch to see if we have funding in their area. We pride ourselves on offering support throughout the whole process and would love to see more communities supported by the installation of a defibrillator. Cardiac Arrest can occur at any time to anyone of any age, by placing machines into the community we can start that life support almost immediately whilst waiting for the ambulance service to arrive. A huge thank you to Tesco Bags of Help for their continued support.