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Donate for defibrillators in your local area

Defibrillators can save lives. When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival falls by 10% every minute without action. However, with CPR and the use of a defibrillator within 3 minutes, the chance of survival could be as high as 70%.

In England the rate of survival to discharge for the 28,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests where the emergency medical services attempted resuscitation in 2013 was 8.6%.

We want to make sure we have a defibrillator available when it’s needed most. As the nation’s leading first aid charity, we’re launching a fundraising appeal asking people to help raise money for more defibrillators, which our volunteers will use to treat people who have suffered a cardiac arrest.

All the money raised through the appeal will fund St John Ambulance defibrillators in the area the money was donated.

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You can fundraise either as an individual, or by clubbing together to raise money in a group.

You could ask your company to donate £1000 - the cost of a defibrillator – to the appeal. Or club together with friends, family or colleagues, and sign up to our three minute fundraising challenge to collectively raise money to fund a defibrillator for St John Ambulance.

Each group or individual is asked to set up a JustGiving page – linked to the main JustGiving campaign page – and generate fundraising activity towards their fundraising target.

Companies both national and local can support the campaign and we'll help publicise your generosity.  For more information about how your company can get involved contact the Partnerships Team on 020 7324 4157 or email

The more defibrillators we have, the more equipped we are to save lives when it’s needed most.

Give the tools to save lives

Support our defibrillator fundraising appeal and give your local life savers the tools to save lives.

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