Launch Event

Beating Hearts Merrow will be launched at 10am on Saturday 7th December in Lily the VW camper van outside the Scout Headquarters in Bushy Hill Drive (opposite Methodist church)
Please come and visit us to find out more about what we’re doing to try and save lives in Merrow.
There will be lots of hand made Festive craft items for sale to help our fundraising for a defibrillator.
Mince pies and hot chocolate will be served all morning and we’ll be there until about 12.30.

Who we are

Beating Hearts Merrow was set up by local resident Judith Hunt, who had a sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest while at work. She was fortunate enough to work in a hospital and underwent immediate and successful resuscitation.
Beating Hearts Merrow is aiming to:
• Raise funds for a 24 hour access defibrillator in Merrow goto https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/beatingheartsmerrow
• Arrange training for Merrow residents in how to recognise and manage a sudden cardiac arrest

Facts about sudden cardiac arrest

• Sudden cardiac arrest strikes without warning and kills 250 people a day in
the UK
• In the UK, less than 5% of victims survive an out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest
• It kills more people than lung cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined
• It can happen to anyone, even young athletes
• Together with CPR, defibrillation is the only way to restore the heart’s natural rhythm

How you can help

• Donate to help fund a defibrillator and training, please goto our justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/beatingheartsmerrow
• Purchase one of Judith’s hand-made craft items
• Contact us at savealife@beatingheartsmerrow.uk if you know the location of a defibrillator in Merrow
• Add your name to our mailing list and we’ll keep you up to date with progress
• Please read Sudden Cardiac Arrest – what to do

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