Metros Fundraising Campaign for Defibrillator

£1,473 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 2 months
Created December 18, 2018
Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs)

AEDs are portable electronic devices that can be used to restart the heart in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. An AED can be the difference between life and death. 

When people wait for paramedics to administer the first shock, the survival rate from a sudden cardiac arrest is only 5-7%. However, when people use an AED and CPR on a casualty within the first three to five minutes of a heart stopping, survival rates are as high as 60%.

The following video shows the true story of a 17 year old boy who suffered a cardiac arrest at work, and whose life was saved by the use of a defibrillator: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/clip/885899a1-53ce-4d11-9885-f110ea114e3c

We need your help

Metros are a small, not for profit running club of around 250 members based in Harrow, North West London. We support the running aspirations of people of all ages and abilities, from children and beginners, to occasional joggers and dedicated marathoners.  For more information about us please visit our website: https://metros.org.uk/

We don’t currently own an AED, however as our membership continues to grow the risks of someone needing one increases. We've therefore therefore decided to fundraise for this life saving piece of equipment.

Amount:   We have set ourselves a fundraising target of £1,500 to cover the cost of the AED, basic training and upkeep costs

When:       We’re aiming to have the AED in time for our Summer League race in June so the fundraising page will close in  mid-May

Where:     The AED will be available at our main races (Harrow Hill 10k, Summer League, Cross Country, Vets track & field, Round Norfolk Relay) and at as many of our training sessions as possible. Logistics of where it will be kept will be worked out but statistically most incidents where an AED is required is at the end of a race

Thank you

Thank you for reading this and we sincerely hope you’ll be able to help. All donations, however big or small are very welcome and will help us reach our target. Please understand, though, that there’s absolutely no obligation to donate, it’s entirely up to you.

Nathan Powell (nathancpowell@yahoo.co.uk 07775 540 680)
Mitesh Patel (mpatel5@hotmail.co.uk 07863 559 043)
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£1,473 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 2 months
Created December 18, 2018
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