We are proud to be supporting the Lilly-May Page Trust which is endeavouring to get defibrillators into all local schools.
To support this worthwhile trust we will be wearing pink and purple on Friday 15th May in memory of Lilly-May and have a collection tin on our reception desk for donations to the trust.
We will also be donating a percentage of the treatment fees that we take on Friday 15th May to the Radstock Primary School defibrillator fund which is in association with the Lilly-May Page trust and the Arrhythmia Alliance.
Lilly-May was 5 years old when she suddenly collapsed and tragically died when being collected by her Mum and Nan at school on 15th May 2014. Lilly-May suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA occurs because of a problem with the heart’s electrical system, and defibrillation is urgently needed to prevent tragic consequences. It strikes without warning, regardless of age, and kills over 100,000 people in the UK every year. When a person suffers a SCA, they will only be in a ‘shockable rhythm’ for the first few minutes; so immediate defibrillation is vital. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is an emergency life-saving device that can be used by anyone to restart the heart when SCA strikes. The device is fully portable and gives the heart an electrical charge to establish a regular rhythm. The AED will only shock when necessary. AED’s do not require training and can be used by anyone to shock a person’s heart back to normal rhythm if they suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. When used alongside CPR, they raise the chance of survival from 9% to 50% as compared to the use of CPR alone.