Stanford mum campaigns for lifesaving equipment

Stanford mum campaigns for lifesaving equipment

Stanford mum campaigns for lifesaving equipment

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FUNDRAISERS have beaten their target to raise cash for a defibrillator in Stanford-le-Hope.

Rose Earley, a friend of Stanford mum Charlotte Yoxall, had her head shaved to raise cash towards the £1,500 for the campaign.

Charlotte’s nine-year-old daughter, Katie, suffers from a heart condition.

She approached the Arrhythmia Alliance and asked for details of the nearest public defibrillator only to be told there isn’t one in Thurrock.

Spurred on, she decided to install one in the town and the Alliance offered to donate a defibrillator to Stanford-le-Hope provided she could raise the £1,500 needed for the lockable vandal-proof cabinet that houses it.

Rose, 31, volunteered to have her blonde hair clipped off at Treetops School in Grays and managed to raise more than £1,000.

Altogether the campaign raised £2,250 which will pay for the Stanford cabinet as well as a separate defibrillator to be kept at Treetops School where Charlotte works.

Charlotte, 34, said: “£500 was donated by the Open Arms Haven which is a spiritualist group in Grays. Thank you to everyone that donated, helped with the fundraising, even people that have talked about it. I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s support.”

The campaign is gathering force and now Charlotte is hoping to get two more pieces of equipment.

She said: “We have now started raising money for one in Corringham town centre and Horndon-on-the-Hill.

“My friend’s brother, Alexis Phillips-Martin, died nine years ago when he was 18 as he was playing basketball over at Horndon park. He had a heart condition but he didn’t know he did. Hopefully with the Horndon one I’m going to speak to the cricket club to see if we can have it stationed there. We are doing it in memory of him.”

To find out more about any fundraising events, or to donate, go to www.justgiving/charlotte-yoxall2 or www.justgiving/charlotte-yoxall4.

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9:33pm Mon 10 Jun 13

Jubilation says...

Fantastic heart rendering story, of these wonderful people.
Fantastic heart rendering story, of these wonderful people. Jubilation
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10:13pm Mon 10 Jun 13

Smudge0407 says...

Firstly well done for all your hard work. You and everyone else that contributed should be very proud. Have you spoke to the ambulance service about setting up a community first response for your area. They carry defibrillator.
Firstly well done for all your hard work. You and everyone else that contributed should be very proud. Have you spoke to the ambulance service about setting up a community first response for your area. They carry defibrillator. Smudge0407
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11:03pm Mon 10 Jun 13

d_2da_ougle says...

2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details
2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details d_2da_ougle
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12:34am Tue 11 Jun 13

Jubilation says...

d_2da_ougle wrote:
2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details
Always an idiot ready to dampen a good deed, shame on you.
[quote][p][bold]d_2da_ougle[/bold] wrote: 2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details[/p][/quote]Always an idiot ready to dampen a good deed, shame on you. Jubilation
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11:01am Tue 11 Jun 13

d_2da_ougle says...

Jubilation wrote:
d_2da_ougle wrote:
2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details
Always an idiot ready to dampen a good deed, shame on you.
re read what i said before being stupid enough to take it out of context, i clearly say its a good idea and think the woman has done her piece in getting this done, and i also clearly state the second point is not criticism but was wondering how effective the thing would be from a lockable cabinet and how it would be used, would its use be restricted to certain times then a key holder is present, how many key holders would there be, how long would it take a key holder to get to the scene, u clearly have just chosen to accuse me of being a idiot when you can see i was just asking what they must already of covered, lets face it they have hardly come up with this idea with no plan for deploying it have they i was wondering what them details were.
[quote][p][bold]Jubilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]d_2da_ougle[/bold] wrote: 2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details[/p][/quote]Always an idiot ready to dampen a good deed, shame on you.[/p][/quote]re read what i said before being stupid enough to take it out of context, i clearly say its a good idea and think the woman has done her piece in getting this done, and i also clearly state the second point is not criticism but was wondering how effective the thing would be from a lockable cabinet and how it would be used, would its use be restricted to certain times then a key holder is present, how many key holders would there be, how long would it take a key holder to get to the scene, u clearly have just chosen to accuse me of being a idiot when you can see i was just asking what they must already of covered, lets face it they have hardly come up with this idea with no plan for deploying it have they i was wondering what them details were. d_2da_ougle
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2:18pm Tue 11 Jun 13

REALLY says...

Just to clear up the operating of the system. The reason the cabinet is so expensive is that it is vandal proof, it is accessed by phoning the number on the cabinet and the operator will then issue the code to open the cabinet. The machine talks you through how to use it and will not operate if it detects a heartbeat so can not cause any harm. It Really is that simple.
Just to clear up the operating of the system. The reason the cabinet is so expensive is that it is vandal proof, it is accessed by phoning the number on the cabinet and the operator will then issue the code to open the cabinet. The machine talks you through how to use it and will not operate if it detects a heartbeat so can not cause any harm. It Really is that simple. REALLY
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3:27pm Tue 11 Jun 13

d_2da_ougle says...

That actually a really good idea I'm fimular with difibs and thewy can only deliver a sahock in the right mode thabks for the imput.
That actually a really good idea I'm fimular with difibs and thewy can only deliver a sahock in the right mode thabks for the imput. d_2da_ougle
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4:45pm Tue 11 Jun 13

Thurrockbob says...

Jubilation wrote:
d_2da_ougle wrote:
2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details
Always an idiot ready to dampen a good deed, shame on you.
Tit ..... I think that just about covers it!
[quote][p][bold]Jubilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]d_2da_ougle[/bold] wrote: 2 Points to make I salute the women involved for raising the money and having the idea its very honourable. The second point it not ment as critism but just a little bemused as to how this would work, the vital minutes after a heart attack are vital. And this things going in a lockable cabinet who would have the keys how would they be called in to put the thing into action surely this will only benefit people within a certain distance from the lock up cabinet just seems like its benefit might be innefctivly deployed I'd love to know the details[/p][/quote]Always an idiot ready to dampen a good deed, shame on you.[/p][/quote]Tit ..... I think that just about covers it! Thurrockbob
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6:41pm Tue 11 Jun 13

d_2da_ougle says...

Just cos I asked and wondered how the deployment works get a grip son and maybe u can ask something senseable aswell her then being a arm chair warrior throwing abuse about grow up young man
Just cos I asked and wondered how the deployment works get a grip son and maybe u can ask something senseable aswell her then being a arm chair warrior throwing abuse about grow up young man d_2da_ougle
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