The charity London Hearts has kindly offered us a grant towards the cost of purchasing a defibrillator for our refuge in case of cardiac arrest.

The cost of the AED device would usually be £1352.40, but we have been offered a special price of just £827.

It's difficult to determine an exact figure, but there are over 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK. Survival rates are extremely poor at around 6%, but with timely CPR and defibrillation, this can increase to up to 74%.

If you can spare a donation to help us purchase this life-saving equipment we would be very grateful, as it would add another way we can keep the woman and children safe during their stay with us.

Included with the Mindray C1A Defibrillator is:

AED Battery
Adult/Child AED Pads
Carry Sleeve
AED Rescue Kit
AED Wall Sign
Free online recorded Defibrillator Awareness and CPR training session