A marine market is being held in the Marine Parade shelters in Lyme Regis on 16th September 2018 which will raise funds for the ongoing maintenance of the publicly accessible, automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) which have been installed in Lyme following previous fundraising events.
The market 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.
At 11am and 12 noon there will be a demonstration by Lyme's chief Fire Officer Virgil Turner on how to use a defibrillator and perform CPR.
Please contact us if you'd like to have a stall at the event. Stall costs just £20.
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 defibrillators to be installed at the end of the Cobb, on Monmouth beach and by the Marine Theatre. We now need to raise funds for the ongoing maintenance of these units.
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.