A Defibrillator for Morton and the Playing Field.

by Morton Playing Field Committee in Morton, England, United Kingdom

A Defibrillator for Morton and the Playing Field.
We did it
On 16th July 2020 we successfully raised £1,220 with 13 supporters in 42 days

Defibrillators Save Lives. Many children play sports on Morton field and the village is isolated, a machine is vital if anyone collapses.

by Morton Playing Field Committee in Morton, England, United Kingdom

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Purchase a litter bin for the field and a sign detailing what grants have helped secure the machine etc..


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WHAT WE NEED. Defibrillators are in most towns and villages, but the nearest to Morton is over 4 miles distant. The residents and participants in sports on the field would be safer if a machine was available locally. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to athletes or healthy children, as they are not considered vulnerable and can be unaware of a problem.  The village residents would also benefit from this machine as well as locals and people from other areas attending the nearby church.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT. The Junior football teams boys and girls, (approx. 120), Rounders Team (20) Residents of Morton and Crickheath, recreational users of the field attendees at the local church (approx. total 250)

WHAT HAVE WE DONE. A Field Management Committee was formed and have raised over £14,000 to improve their field and make it safe from rabbit holes, so that sports could be played. The community continue to fund raise for the project by selling refreshments at the sports events, and have given donations.

HOW WOULD WE SPEND THE MONEY. We wish to buy a public access defibrillator which would be mounted on a fixed plinth connected to the electricity supply outside the field. The machine will be registered with the ambulance service. If a 999 call is made for a cardiac arrest, the caller is directed to the machine and given the door key code. The machine then gives audio instructions on it's use. Survival rates decrease by 10% for every minute lost until CPR is started for a person who suffers a cardiac arrest. The machines placed in the nearest town and other villages have saved lives, which would otherwise have been lost.

Defibrillator and cabinet = £1,643 Installation = £350.00 Total £1,993

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