Phase 1 of the Trust’s Initiative to install externally mounted and accessible AED’s in outlying Knutsford Communities was completed this summer with SIX AED’s installed in the following locations:
- Peover Superior
- Lower Peover
- Great Warford
We have now launched Phase 2 of our Initiative: To install Externally Mounted & Accessible 24/7 AED’s within various Knutsford town neighbourhoods.
In November 2017, the first project – installing an AED/Cabinet accessible 24/7 outside Yorston Lodge School – started.
Financing the ~£2,000 required is being achieved by “crowdfunding”
Approximately 250 letters from the Trust have been sent out to residents around Yorston Lodge School as follows:
“Dear Knutsford Resident
Knutsford Community First Responder Trust is a local charity, manned by volunteers. One of the Trust’s founding visions is to ensure that the residents of Knutsford have quick access to Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) to reduce the risk of premature death due to sudden cardiac arrest.
Currently there are numerous AED’s within the town, some of which we manage. Of these none are available to you 24/7, they are only accessible when the buildings they are located in are open for business. We would like to address this.
For every minute that a person in cardiac arrest goes without being successfully treated with an AED, the chance of survival decreases by 23%.
Your nearest 24/7 accessible AED is located at Knutsford Fire Station.
We would like to install 24/7 AED’s in Knutsford where you live, so that you can reach it by car, or on foot, within 2 minutes.
Will you help us to do this?
Please read the attached information which will detail what we’d like to do to achieve this in your neighbourhood, for you, your loved ones and your community.
Thank you, Sal Thompson
Chairman KCFRT, November 2017″
As of the the 10th December a total of £663.00 donations have been received. – Many thanks to all who have participated so far!
The total received will be regularly updated in our News & Events Page.