One of our Directors, Shiv Passap is an active member of Tettenhall Round Table and on 8 July, they put on a Summer Fete to raise money for another (yes, another) defibrillator for their local community, this one is to be placed in Tettenhall Wood.
We are pleased to announce that after the success of the Summer Fete, they donated £2,000 to their chosen charity, CRYALEX who work in association with AED Donate to provide the defibrillators.
What is CRYALEX and AED Donate?
Alex was a very active, young man who died unexpectedly in April 2015 with an undiagnosed heart condition. He had no prior symptoms. After finding out that 12 young people between the ages of 10 and 35 die EVERY WEEK to an undiagnosed heart condition, Alex’s friends and family decided to try and do something about that.
They go into communities to raise money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) who provide community heart screening events and AED Donate who install community defibrillators.
You may not be aware, but heart screening for the young is not free on the NHS. Through fundraising, CRY can host a heart screening event in the local community for £3,000 a day. They can screen around 100 people through a non-intrusive and a quick ECG to see if they can detect an undiagnosed heart condition.
AED Donate is a local charity that supply, install and help with fundraising to install community defibrillators that are accessible 24/7. These defibrillators are not locked away when a building closes. Defibrillators are very easy to use by anyone and are used to restart a heart whilst emergency services are en-route.
A community defibrillator costs £2,000 fully installed.
If you’d like to get involved in future fundraising or to learn more, please visit;
Why a Defibrillator?
Well, this video from the AED website explains it really well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpbYWV3_NIo
To sum up, for every minute that a defibrillator doesn’t get to a patient in cardiac arrest, their chances of survival go down by 14%.
By putting a Defibrillator in local communities means that you may be closer to life-saving equipment when you really need it. The idea is to resuscitate as quickly as possible and let’s be frank, it’s not always possible for an ambulance to get there as quickly as they’d like and, in these cases, every minute counts.
How does it work?
The machine is installed in a place in the local community, locked inside a durable cabinet. That cabinet can only be accessed via a PIN code which will be given to you when you dial for an ambulance. You open the cabinet and the machine will talk to you and show you what to do to resuscitate your friend, family member or even the complete stranger who has gone into cardiac arrest.
What is the Round Table?
Giving men aged between 18-45 the opportunity to try new experiences, achieving something amazing, grow their social and business network, develop new skills and help your community. Round Table is about having fun with a great bunch of mates and trying something new.
Founded in 1927, Round Tables meet all over Great Britain and Ireland to try white water rafting, hiking, zorbing, or perhaps go for a round of crazy golf, learn how to make the perfect sushi or take a tour of the local brewery.
Round Table is the perfect way to make your weeknights as good as your weekends – It’s time to end the boredom and Do More!
From the beer festivals, Firework events and Santa Sleighs, to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and 10k fun runs, Round Table clubs raise over £3.3 million a year!
Round Table is proud to support national charities like Children in Need and Anthony Nolan, whilst also supporting thousands of local charities and individuals making an enormous difference to millions of lives every year. If you want to be part of something more it’s time to join Round Table.
(Extracted from Official Round Table website: https://www.roundtable.co.uk )
How can I join the Round Table?
1. Express your interest here: https://www.roundtable.co.uk/round-table-fun-friendship-and-fundraising
2. Text Join and your postcode to 60066
3. Find your local table by visiting https://www.roundtable.co.uk/ and enter your postcode.