Bringing a Defibrillator to Shortlands

At our community club, our primary goal is to provide children with the opportunity to play football in a safe and enjoyable environment. We are committed to enhancing our community and making it a better place for all. One way we aim to achieve this is by bringing a defibrillator to Shortlands, by raising funds to install an AED at Queensmead Recreation Ground.

A green AED box on an old brick wall.

A defibrillator, also known as an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), is a life-saving device that can help restart the heart in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. Time is of the essence in such situations, and having a defibrillator nearby can significantly increase the chances of survival.

We have taken the initiative to raise funds for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of a fully automatic AED at our home on Queensmead Recreation Ground. By having a defibrillator readily available, we can ensure the safety of our players, coaches, and the wider community.

Enhancing Community Safety

Shortlands is a vibrant and close-knit community, and the well-being of its residents is of utmost importance to us. By having a defibrillator within our community, we can provide immediate assistance to anyone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. This not only gives peace of mind to our club members and their families but also extends to the entire neighbourhood.

We understand that acquiring a defibrillator is a significant investment. To make this initiative a reality, we are actively seeking support from local businesses, community organizations, and individuals who share our vision, to help with bringing a defibrillator to Shortlands.

By addressing the lack of a defibrillator in the Shortlands area, we are taking a proactive step towards enhancing community safety. With your support, we can provide immediate assistance in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, potentially saving lives and making our community a better place for all. Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of our community members.