On 26th October 2018 the team travelled to Manchester to the 7th Annual UK Heart Safe Awards
AEDdonate were nominated for four awards
Fundraiser of the year award - Rachel Dingle in memory of Alex Brown
Rachel to date has raised over £20,000 and has just started her 13th fundraising mission with us which will mean she has placed 13 defibrillators across the West Midlands. Rachel started her fundraising after losing her younger brother Alex to a sudden cardiac arrest. Rachel works tirelessly to raise funds to support the placement of defibrillators and runs regular screening sessions to help detect undiagnosed heart conditions.
Not for Profit Award
AEDdonate is a charity based in Staffordshire working with communities across the UK to fund, install, manage, and maintain and train with regards to Public Access Defibrillators within the community.
Lifesaver of the Year - Jamie Richards and Chamila Welengoda
On June 7th Jamie and Chamila had to spring into action and used an AED placed by their charity AEDdonate. The AED was used on a patient and a ROSC was achieved
Special Recognition Award
Open to every nomination from each of the categories and is presented to an individual or organisation that the judges felt was deserving of special praise and recognition. A nomination can demonstrate dedication, service and commitment and to whose achievements have gone beyond the norm or made a real impact within the community. This award can recognise a single achievement or achievements over a period of time. The special recognition award is a truly exceptional nomination that stands out above the rest and worthy of praise recognition and applause
What an amazing night! We had such a lovely evening celebrating the efforts and dedication of hundreds of people sharing the same vision and dedication in the mission to prevent, save and promote in a world where lives can and should be saved! We're so incredible honoured to have been nominated as finalists and although we didn't win on the night we came away with fire in our bellies, love in our hearts and the passion to keep supporting all communities. A massive congratulations to the very worthy winners, keep up the fantastic work. Thank you to everyone for your continued support in all that we do, we couldn't do it without you! The AEDdonate team