Georgina's Running London Marathon!

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On Sunday 13th April 2014 I will be taking on the London Marathon. That's right, little old me is going to be running 26.2 miles... out of choice!!! So now we have already established how mad I am, let's get to how you can help me.

I will be fundraising along the way and you can help me by supporting my chosen cause- to get more Defibrillators installed in the local area.

I have chosen to put all the money I raise towards providing a community hall in my local town (Snodland, Kent) with an Automated External Defibrillator.

A Defibrillator is a life-saving advanced technology machine which can be used when someone goes into cardiac arrest to deliver an electric shock to the fibrillating heart to restart and get it pumping again. They are very simple and safe to use and require minimum or no training due to extensive visual and audible voice prompts that coach the user step by step. 

Around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in the UK every year and, as sad as it is, we probably all know of someone who has been in cardiac arrest. Furthermore, 12 children under the age of 18 die each week in the UK from Cardiac Arrest along with many more young adults. For every minute that passes without defibrillation a Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim's chances of survival decrease by between 10% & 12%. A simple calculation shows that the victim's likely maximum chance of survival in reality is between 8 & 10 minutes after the Cardiac Arrest occurring.

I am therefore keen to see more of these machines in the local area to help save lives should it need to be used. As comuunity halls are always full of people of all ages, with many clubs meeting here regularly, I will be providing a hall within my local area with a Defibrillator to have installed on site.

This life saving piece of equipment really can be the difference between life and death and you can help support fund this machine by sponsoring me- all donations are of course very welcome.

Many thanks!

Georgina :)

 

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Georgina Nicolettos 
Organizer
Snodland, South East England, United Kingdom
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