A massive thank you to all those who supported the defibrillator fundraiser on the Cobb in Lyme Regis this morning. We are thrilled to announce the total amount raised currently stands at £4,278 with this figure expected to rise over the coming days. The amount exceeds our target and will allow for the purchase and installation of two new public access defibrillators in Lyme Regis.
We are indebted to the generosity of the local community and businesses who donated prizes for our raffle and to those who donated funds to our crowdfunding page.
Anyone wishing to donate can still do so on our Just Giving Crowdfunding page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lymeboatjumble.
A raffle and boat jumble being held on the Cobb in Lyme Regis on the 17th September will raise funds for the installation of a publicly accessible, automatic external defibrillator (AED) to be located in the vicinity of Monmouth beach. The event is organised by the local boating and fishing community in memory of fisherman Brian Marks who died on the Cobb of a heart attack in 2015.
The boat jumble gets under way at 10am where there will be a number of stalls selling a variety of boating paraphernalia, arts and crafts and other goods.
In addition to the market, we'll be holding a raffle with lots of great prizes on offer donated by local businesses. The raffle draw takes places at 12.30pm on the 17th.
You can also donate on our Just Giving Crowdfunding page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lymeboatjumble.
At 11am and 12 noon during the boat jumble event there will be a demonstration by Lyme's chief Fire Officer Virgil Turner on how to use a defibrillator and perform CPR.
The Lyme Regis Boat Jumble was started by Lyme's fishing and boating community in memory of fisherman Brian Marks who sadly passed away in 2015 following a heart attack. The annual event raises funds for life saving equipment and previous events have enabled a defibrillator to be installed on the Cobb.
Please donate on our Just Giving crowdfunding page.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone.
When a heart stops, you're up against the clock.
Survival rates fall by 10% every minute without action.
But using a defibrillator within three minutes can give up to a 70% chance of survival.