When AEDdonate received a call from Richard Bennett it was clear the fundraising campaign was going to fly. Richard was calling on behalf of his son Kai who desperately wanted to lead a project that would enable the sports ground benefit from the placement of a defibrillator.
Old Dunstonian Sports Ground and the surrounding area (within the prescribed walking distance to an AED of 2 minutes) includes many sporting facilities/clubs such as rugby, cricket, archery, squash and tennis (connected to the Park Langley Club), croquet and The Warren Annex, which is the site for football and other sports etc. In addition to the many social events held at the clubhouse, where there is a bar facility etc, numerous members of the local community, many of which are children, walk, ride or drive past the Club and moreover, many pupils from the Langley Park School for Boys frequently use the facilities to play their sport.
Rachel Richards, Head of Community and Education said "it was a pleasure to work with the Old Dunstonion Sports Ground campaign, Richard and Kai had clearly done their research and were very keen to get the campaign up and running. Their passion and dedication to the cause was evidenced in how fast the funds were raised and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the efforts. Kai clearly has a mature head on young shoulders, I hope he continues to tell others about the importance of defibrillators in the community"
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%.