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08 Feb

Sir Nicholas Soames MP supports AED’s in the Community

Sir Nicholas Soames, MP for Mid Sussex, joined Co-Chair of The Sussex Heart Charity and Consultant Cardiologist Dr Rachael James, Vice Chair Jason Palmer, Steve Morris Resuscitation Trainer for the charity and colleagues from GTR / Southern Railways at East Grinstead Railway station this morning to showcase the AED which successfully resuscitated a member of the public a few weeks ago. Steve Morris had his life saved by a shock delivered from an AED and The Sussex Heart Charity...

08 Jan

Fourth Defibrillator for the Adur project unveiled

The fourth defibrillator installed as part of a joint project with the Sussex Heart Charity and the Chairman of Adur District Council – Cllr Joss Loader was unveiled today.   The public has 24/7 emergency access to the AED after it was installed outside the nursery on Tarmount Lane.   Parents and staff at the Sunshine Nursery in Shoreham, joined forces with organisers of a community crowd-funding appeal to secure the second publicly-accessible defibrillator for the town centre.   The Sussex Heart Charity has match-funded the...

30 Dec

Sussex Heart Charity Funded AED saves another life!

Last 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 condition. We send our best wishes for a full recovery. The AED used is part of a project with GTR/Thameslink in which the Sussex Heart Charity...

26 Dec

Festive Fun at the Denmans Lane Dash

Here at The Sussex Heart Charity, we love anything which brings local communities together. We were recently approached by Ray Gower who organises the annual Boxing Day Denmans Lane Dash in Lindfield, West Sussex. The event, which was started in 2015, sees villagers dashing from The Stand Up Inn, along Denmans Lane and back, half pints in hand. The winner is the person finishing in the top six with the most beer left in the glass. Ray said: “Back in March this year,...

14 Nov

Resident’s generosity funds life-saving defibrillator for Lancing

Lancing resident, Mr Trevor Attwell, has financed Lancing’s first publicly-funded defibrillator in memory of his late wife, Peggy. Back in 1996, Peggy’s life was extended by almost 20 years thanks to the expertise of surgeons working for the health service. Now, to demonstrate his family’s gratitude, Mr Attwell is taking the opportunity to say thank you to the NHS by giving back to the community. He has funded the purchase and installation of the potentially life-saving...

23 Oct

Chairman’s appeal unveils first life-saving defibrillator

The first life-saving defibrillator to be installed as part of the Chairman of Adur’s fund-raising drive was officially unveiled today at The Bridge Inn on Shoreham High Street. This is the first AED to be installed after the Chairman of Adur District Council, Cllr Joss Loader, launched her appeal in memory of her late father earlier this year. Thanks to the generosity of local people, businesses and organisations, funding has already been secured for five more machines in Shoreham and Lancing and...

03 Oct

Thank you Iyla!

Iyla Ahmed, just 5 years old, took part in the annual festival of cycling held in London and cycled 16 miles to raise funds for the Sussex Heart Charity. Iyla’s fantastic and very impressive cycle ride (remember, Iyla is just 5 years old and cycled 16 miles!) raised an amazing £912.50 for the Sussex Heart Charity. The Sussex Heart Charity is an independent local charity that supports cardiac care in Sussex. Through fundraising such as Iyla’s...

24 Sep

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

My name is Marita and I run the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programme (ERAS) for cardiac patients here in Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals. I started working for the trust in 2000 on the general Intensive Care Unit moving to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in 2004. When the opportunity came up to be able to bring ERAS to our cardiac surgery patients I knew that I wanted to take the project on! I started the new...

18 Sep

Mayor Mo Marsh – Cheque Presentation

“Former 2017-18 Brighton and Hove mayor Mo Marsh met Sussex Heart Charity Vice Chair Jason Palmer and Co-Chair Dr. Rachael James at the Royal Sussex County hospital on 17th September to present a cheque for £9,400. The Sussex Heart Charity was one of five charities the mayor chose to support. ‘I was delighted Sussex Heart agreed to be one of my Famous Five charities’ said Mo Marsh. ‘Sussex Heart Charity is the county’s largest heart charity which does incredible work despite...

31 Aug

Iyla Ahmed @ RideLondon

Iyla Ahmed,  just 5 years old, took part in one of the RideLondon events in July 2018 and cycled 16 miles to raise funds for the Sussex Heart Charity Iyla’s fantastic and very impressive cycle ride (remember, Iyla is just 5 years old and cycled 16 miles) raised an amazing £912.50 for the Sussex Heart Charity. Well done Iyla, we are all very impressed and, very proud of you. Thank you so much for doing this for us and helping the Sussex...