We are fundraising once again for a much needed defibrillator this time for The Wildlife Trusts Parc Slip Visitor Centre to ensure that more people have an increased chance of survival and recovery following an out of hospital cardiac arrest.
Following our successful Welsh Wildlife Centre defibrillator campaign, we are now focussing our ‘help us keep hearts beating’ fundraising efforts on aquiring a defibrillator machine for our Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre, Bridgend.
Did you know that over 30,000 people each year suffer a sudden cardiac arrest in the UK? Without the correct treatment, a cardiac arrest can be fatal for the victim.
According to the British Heart Foundation only 1 in 10 victims survive. However, the chances of surviving are significantly increased from 6% to 74% if the victim is in a shockable rhythm and a defibrillator is deployed within 3 minutes.
We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our Welsh Wildlife Centre defibrillator campaign. The machine has been ordered so should be in place very soon.