NWAS community resuscitation development officer Nick Blair, volunteer fundraiser Julie Bardell, Redrow’s Olivia Cook and volunteer first responder Greg Wood with the new defibrillator
A defibrillator donated by Redrow Homes is now available for use in case of emergency in Little Sutton, West Cheshire.
Redrow gifted the North West Ambulance Service Charity £1,800 to enable a defibrillator to be installed outside the Cheshire Yeoman on Welsh Road, less than half a mile from the housebuilder’s Ledsham Garden Village development.
Fundraiser Julie Bardell explained: “The funding and provision of defibrillators across the North West is an ongoing project for the North West Ambulance Service and Charity. Funding from Redrow has enabled us to purchase a Community Public Access Defibrillator to safeguard and potentially save lives within Ledsham and the surrounding area, to fully support a very effective and active community initiative in the local area.”
If used with effective CPR within a few minutes of the incident, the use of a defibrillator increases the potential survivability of an out of hospital cardiac arrest from just 5% to 75%.
Nick Blair, NWAS community resuscitation development officer, explained: “Defibrillators are a vital link in the chain of survival and are often deployed and used by members of the community or community first responders in those crucial first moments before an ambulance arrives; so ensuring that defibrillators are ready to use and in great numbers is critical for the survival of so many members of the community who unfortunately experience cardiac arrest outside of the hospital setting.”
Across the country, Redrow has already provided dozens of defibrillators.
Elaine Mounsey, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “A defibrillator is a potentially life-saving piece of equipment. We’ve installed more than 100 of them across our developments and divisional offices and, in some areas, have partnered with Hand on Heart to provide defibrillators in schools.
“Of course, we hope they will never be used – but it is reassuring to know they are available in the event of an emergency.”
The NWAS Charity is one of many worthy causes local to Ledsham Garden Village to have shared around £25,000 via three voluntary community funds. This funding is in addition to the £13 million the company is investing in the area to support the growth of the neighbourhood, where up to 2,000 new homes are being built.
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