QUAD successfully secures £1,200 funding for defibrillator.
QUAD in Derby have successfully raised £1,200 for a public access defibrillator to go outside the building on Derby’s Market Place. The £1,200 raised from a crowdfunding callout is as match-funding for a grant from the British Heart Foundation towards an automated external defibrillator (AED) to go on QUAD’s building. The defibrillator will be accessible to the public seven days a week and aims to help make Derby a safer place to live, work and visit.
Approximately 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occur every year in the UK and cardiac arrests can happen to anyone at any age. In cases of cardiac arrest, a defibrillator needs to be with a patient within 2 to 3 minutes to give the best chance of survival.
Adam Buss, CEO of QUAD said “We have always endeavoured to be at the heart of the community in Derby and so were very pleased when we were able to secure funding from the British Heart Foundation and subsequently from our crowdfunding campaign to install a defibrillator outside QUAD. The opportunity to have a potentially life-saving device available in a high footfall area of the city was too important to miss.”
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