The Kendal Town Council is supporting an initiative to provide more public defibrillators in the town and recently agreed to purchase one. These are used to help counter the onset of heart attacks - immediate access to a defibrillator can save a life.
The Rotary Club of Kendal is working with the Council to invite local residents to contribute towards the cost of making more machines available. They will be installed around Kendal to ensure that anyone who needs it will not be far from a defibrillator and the precise locations will be discussed with the local doctors and ambulance service. The cost of each machine is in excess of £1,000 and we need to attract wide ranging support for this appeal.
We are asking the people and firms in Kendal to consider making a seasonal charity donation to this project. Residents may feel that part of their Winter Fuel Allowance might usefully be donated to this appeal as heart attacks can be brought on by cold weather. We should also be delighted to receive donations from commercial organisations who appreciate the value of supporting the local community.
To make it easy for anyone to contribute we have used BT's MyDonate service to set up a page where you can donate online. This ensures there are no overhead costs and 100% of anything you give will go to the appeal. If you are a tax payer please use the facilities on the page to Gift Aid your donation as this will increase the value of your contribution by 25%.
Jim Morrison, the President of The Rotary Club of Kendal asks for your support - "It would be excellent if, in the community of Kendal, we could ensure good coverage of this life saving equipment. Thank you for your help."