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Can you house a defibrillator in Cheltenham?

Public Hearts Cheltenham Defibrillator Campaign is currently looking to place a series of public access defibrillators along Cheltenham High Street.

If you are a town centre business in a high foot traffic location and would like to house a defibrillator on the outside of your building, the campaign is about to receive defibrillators generously donated by Spirax Sarco and looking for a home!

Ideally, the defibrillators would be spaced every 200 metres to benefit people living, working and shopping in Cheltenham, as well as the visiting community, which can add up to some 250,000 during The Cheltenham Festival in March.

Defibrillators can increase the chances in the event of a cardiac arrest by up to 80%.

Clare Seed, director of Tidal Training Direct and Chris Hickey , HR People Support, set up Public Hearts in 2019. At that time, there were no public access defibrillators in Cheltenham town centre, apart from two in Montpellier.

Public Hearts works with South West Ambulance Service, Gloucestershire Police Licensing Division and Cheltenham BID, which funded the defibrillator housed in one of the phone boxes outside RBS on the Promenade.

A defibrillator has also been placed in the Moon Under Water pub on Bath Road. The campaign has co-funded one for the United Services Club and part-funded one for Holy Trinity School, to support a child with a congenital heart condition.

In August 2021, Bob Holt OBE and Mike Turl each donated a defibrillator with a view to having them placed in the community to support this essential campaign.

Please get in touch on 01242 371999 to find out more about hosting a defibrillator outside your business.

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