For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone in need and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%. To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. In conjunction with the AED available at Folkestone Fire Station 9 minutes away), we could increase the ‘coverage net’ for AEDs in our community and Ward.

We plan to play our part and make sure a lifesaving defibrillator is available should anyone in our community need it. We would like to provide a life saving Automated External Defibrillator for our community. This would be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in an isolated part of the town with high foot fall (the alley between Blackbull Road/Shepway Close/Eastfields/Foord Road).

We’ve started a fundraising campaign and hope to bring more news very soon.