Some of our volunteers are raising money to fund the supply and installation of a de-febrillator (AED) at the centre.
Here are just a few statistics that made us think it would be a great addition to the centre, at the current time the closest one can be found in Great Ouseburn which is too far away for our guests, and volunteers to access easily.
- 12 people under the age of 35 die each week in the UK from sudden cardiac arrest
- 270 children die from sudden cardiac arrest in schools in the UK each year
- For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduces by up to 10%
- If a defibrillator is used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival rates jump from 6% to 74%
There is heaps of information on the internet, but In Sweden (where they have AED on all public transport systems and schools and mass training in CPR the survival rate is approximately ten times higher than in the UK.
Our team are planning on selling eggs and entering the July Yorkshire Tough Mudder to raise money to supply and instal this brilliant bit of life saving equipment.