COVID-19

You may be wondering what a cardiac charity can do in a crisis such as the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Like many organisations we have understandably experienced a significant drop in income. Income which is vital to allow us to continue supporting heart patients and the NHS. We want to reassure you that despite a…

Defibrillator donated to Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome has accepted the donation of a new defibrillator to the Concert Hall. Mark Atwell gave the life-saving device in memory of his late father, Trevor Atwell who regularly attended concerts at the venue. Trevor passed away at his home in Lancing in the autumn from an unexpected heart condition. Last year, he supported…

Affinity Choir Summer Showcase

The Affinity Choir raised an amazing £1,045.44 for the Sussex Heart Charity with their first Summer Concert. The Choir choose to support the Sussex Heart Charity for our Summer Showcase as one of our members is a survivor of a cardiac arrest. Affinity is a community choir based in Turners Hill, West Sussex run by Lisalakevocals.…

The Forsyth Ward

The Sussex Heart Charity was very proud to attend the Sussex Cardiac Centre Surgical Unit for the unveiling of the commemorative plaques in memory of the late Mr Andy Forsyth – Cardiac Surgeon and former Chairman of The Sussex Heart Charity. Andy set up Brighton’s Cardiac Surgery Unit in 1999. His vision was to provide…

Two more defibrillators for South Lancing

We joined forces with Lancing Parish Council and the Lancing & Sompting Lions Club to fund two new public access defibrillators for Lancing. The two potentially life-saving machines are now available 24/7 outside Lancing Parish Hall in South Street and the Lions’ Hall in Roberts Road as part of a public appeal, launched by the Chairman of Adur District…

Sussex Heart Charity funded AED saves life

Saturday (29th December) a man was successfully resuscitated at East Grinstead railway station by a defibrillator funded by the Sussex Heart Charity. The person collapsed in the booking hall and a bystander used the defibrillator and administered CPR before the Ambulance Service arrived. He was taken to East Surrey hospital and is in a stable…