QUAD secures £1,200 funding for a public access defibrillator


03 December 2019

QUAD secures £1,200 funding for a public access defibrillator

QUAD in Derby have successfully raised £1,200 for a public access defibrillator to go outside the building on Derby’s Market Place.

The £1,200 raised from our crowdfunding callout will be match-funding from a grant by the British Heart Foundation towards an automated external defibrillator (AED) to go on QUAD’s building. The defibrillator will be accessible to the public seven days a week and aims to help make Derby a safer place to live, work and visit. 

Approximately 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occur every year in the UK and cardiac arrests can happen to anyone at any age. In cases of cardiac arrest, a defibrillator needs to be with a patient within 2 to 3 minutes to give the best chance of survival. 

Adam Buss, CEO of QUAD said:

“We have always thrived to be at the heart of the community in Derby and so were very pleased when we were able to secure funding from the British Heart Foundation and subsequently from our crowdfunding campaign to install a defibrillator outside QUAD. The opportunity to have a potentially life-saving device available in a high footfall area of the city was too important to miss.”

The Cathedral Quarter BID group made a contribution of over £500. Martin Langsdale, Chair of Cathedral Quarter BID commented: 

“The Cathedral Quarter BID has been investigating the viability for installing defibrillators as part of our objective to improve the safety and wellbeing of people who live, work and visit the Cathedral Quarter. We were delighted to hear of QUAD’s initiative and as such have agreed to contribute to their Crowd Funding appeal. It will hopefully be the first of a number of strategically placed devices which when used can mean the difference be-tween life and death.”

For more information on our campaign, please click here

QUAD is a registered charity.