Fund a defibrillator for your local community
Have you considered funding an AED defibrillator in your community? The benefits extend far beyond helping to save lives.
If you are an employer or an employee, have you considered placing a public access defibrillator at work? A public access defibrillator will not only protect your colleagues or employees, but it will also provide life-saving equipment for those in your community.
Shocking statistics state that the survival rate after a sudden cardiac arrest outside of hospital in Wales is only 3%. Where a defibrillator is used, the survival rate increases by 47% to 50%
In Wales there are approximately 8,000 sudden cardiac arrests outside of hospital each year.
Calon Heart Defibrillators want to raise funds across Wales in rural communities, the work place and schools in order that a defibrillator is positioned next to every fire extinguisher in Wales. We will also carry out the training FREE by our own medical team, who are medical professionals working in Wales. We are inundated on a daily basis with requests from communities throughout Wales!
If you’d like to apply for a defibrillator for your business or community, please apply online here.
Nominate Calon Heart Defibrillators as your Charity of the Year
By choosing us to be your Charity of the Year we can work closely with you to get all of your staff involved in some way to help raise money for Calon Heart Defibrillators.
Whether your staff organise their own events or take part in one of our events or challenges it can be truly inspiring and motivating for your employees to help the local community and in turn to perform even better for your business.
It has also been noted across the business community that it can boost morale and Calon Heart Defibrillators will heavily promote your on-going support in the Welsh media which will help raise the profile of your company.
Payroll Giving allows your staff to make regular or one-off donations to charities including Calon Heart Defibrillators directly from their earnings or company or personal pension. The donations are made out of income before income tax is taken off so it is different to Gift Aid donations.
The scheme is managed by Payroll Giving Agencies (PGAs) which are charities approved by HMRC and they run the scheme on behalf or employers and pension providers.
To find out more about the scheme visit HMRC Payroll Giving.
Gifts in Kind
Another great way to support Calon Heart Defibrillators is by donating gifts or vouchers that we can use for charity auctions, events and raffles that we hold throughout the year. Please get in touch with the fundraising team if you would like to donate gifts to Calon Heart Defibrillators.
As a new charity we would welcome your help in all sectors from IT, Finance, Administration, Marketing and PR, Events and Fundraising and much more so if you have expertise in these areas this is another valuable way of supporting Cymru Hearts.
Collection boxes and recycling
If you have premises or a staff room or canteen at your workplace you could help us by having a Calon Hearts collection box. Alternatively if your company recycles then let us help you by passing on your inkjets, cartridges and old mobile phones to recycle on your behalf as in return we are able to collect money for these items.
How can Calon Hearts help you?
◦ We can help you achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility.
◦ We can provide free CPR classes at your office.
◦ We can help you improve relationships with your employees.
◦ We can help raise the profile of your business within the Welsh media and Wales business community.
We are already working with high profile corporate companies throughout Wales such as the Football Association of Wales, SA Brains and the Welsh Rugby Union. We would love for your company to join us.
You can use the Calon Hearts logo in your work or wherever you would like to promote that your business is helping the local community.
We are delighted to partner with corporates to help them fulfil their corporate responsibilities and to safeguard the heart health of their staff. If you choose us as your charity of the year, we can help you obtain a lifesaving defibrillator as well as free CPR training for your workforce.