Skip to main content Logo search icon

Defibrillator used over the Christmas is crowdfunding for replacement parts

SA Updated
Defibrillator used over the Christmas is crowdfunding for replacement parts

Blog Tags

A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to replace pads for an AED that was used over the festive period. 

A fundraiser has been launched on GoFundMe by Mandy Sarjeant on behalf of St Thomas of Canterbuy Dodbrooke Parish Church, to replace the pads on the AED after the life-saving machine was used over the Christmas period. 

The pads on an AED are what is needed to transmit the charge from the machine to the patient and are single-use

The fundraiser states: "The Dodbrooke defibrillator was used over the festive period and now requires replacement pads to be purchased and installed. As this is in the community for the community, we are seeking contributions towards the maintenance of this equipment.

"Replacement pads are £150 per set. We would like to purchase two sets so that, in the event of the defibrillator being used, it can be put immediately back into service. Owing to the proximity to Kingsbridge Primary School, we would also like to obtain a set of paediatric-size pads costing £132, in addition to a replacement battery.

"Unused, all consumables require replacement approximately every five years."

The defibrillator is situated in the porch of Dodbrooke Parish Hall and is a life-saving resource available to anyone in an emergency.

The British Heart Foundation states that "30,000 out of-hospital cardiac arrests happen each year in the UK and 9 out of 10 are sadly fatal. A cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time, whether you’re at home, work, or out in public. So investing in a defibrillator could be the difference between life and death."


You can donate to the fundraiser here

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the person who required the defibrillator over Christmas. 


User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.

You might also be interested in

Totnes students complete Ten Tors Challenge
Category: General News
Students from King Edward VI Community College in Totnes, part of Education South West, completed the Ten Tors challenge this weekend. ...
Police are asking children to choose the official name of the new police tractor
Category: General News
The Rural Affairs team at Devon and Cornwall Police are asking children to choose the official name of the newest addition to the rural...
South West Water issues 'boil water notice' after Cryptosporidium has been found in the South Hams
Category: General News
Cryptosporidium has been found in water Kingswear and Galmpton, as well as the wider Brixham area. 
Yealmpton's Devon Air Ambulance Community Landing Site is now operational
Category: General News
Devon Air Ambulance's Community Landing Sites Team are starting Spring 2024 with a flourish and growing their network of night landing sites with a...
Work at Salcombe Hangar Marsh is completed, with the site reopening this month
Category: General News
Work to enhance Salcombe’s Hangar Marsh nature reserve has been completed, with part of the site reopening to the public this month. ...
SHDC says it is "improving the energy efficiency of homes across the South Hams"
Category: General News
South Hams District Council says it is "helping residents to improve the energy efficiency their homes", one its "top priorities".