How to Fundraise for a Defibrillator 

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest and can be the difference between life and death.

Find out how you can fundraise for a defibrillator or how you can support others doing the same thing.

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What is the importance of a defibrillator?

Following the shock of footballer Christian Eriksen collapsing on the pitch during the recent Euros match between Denmark and Finland, many community groups have realised the importance of having a potentially life saving defibrillator readily available.  

Having a defibrillator nearby is important because they substantially increase the patient’s chance of survival during a cardiac arrest. When a person suffers from sudden cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 7-10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation.

Defibrillators cost between £750 to £1,300 each. For some communities this is a cost they simply can’t afford. Many take to crowdfunding to fundraise for their defibrillator.

How to start a fundraiser for a defibrillator

If you would like to help fundraise for a defibrillator in your local area why not set up a GoFundMe?

Simply go to gofundme.com, sign up, and start a campaign.

Things to think about when you are writing a campaign story are:

  1. Who you are 
  2. Your story and why you’ve decided to fundraise 
  3. The impact of a donation and how it will be used. 

Think about what images to include, with one as the image at the top of the campaign

Top tips for fundraising for a defibrillator

Once you’ve made your campaign, remember to share the link on your social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter and Snapchat and start bringing in donations. 

You can also see our top tips on how to make your campaign a success.

Our experts are on hand to offer 24-hour help and advice and you can use our mobile app to check in on your fundraising progress on the move.

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