We have teamed up with three local businesses to donate a defibrillator to the city as part of the Express & Star’s #HeartSafe campaign.
Together with United Living, Wates Living Space and builders merchants, Travis Perkins; bosses at Wolverhampton Homes have praised the campaign which it says ‘will save lives’ in Wolverhampton.
More than 100,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in Britain every year and the campaign to get 25 potentially life-saving defibrillators installed in Wolverhampton is gathering pace.
Shaun Aldis, the Director of Property Services at Wolverhampton Homes said:
“As soon as we heard about the Express & Star’s #HeartSafe campaign we wanted to get involved with our partners. We all love our city and wanted to give something back – especially for something which could well end up saving people’s lives”.
Stewart Reid, Business Director at Wates Living Space added: “It’s a great campaign which we’re delighted to be able to support. With New Cross Hospital, the council, Wolverhampton Homes and local businesses like ours all backing the campaign, hopefully we can make a real difference”.
Richard Baker from United Living who have helped transform more than 22,000 council homes over the past ten years as part of the multi-million pounds Decent Homes programme has also praised the campaign: “It’s great to see local businesses like the Express & Star championing this great cause. Too many people die each year from heart attacks and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to play our part in getting another defibrillator for the city”.
Richard Adams, Operations Director at Travis Perkins Managed Services added:
“Using a defibrillator can massively increase the chance of survival from a heart attack so we were only too pleased to get involved and do our bit for what is a great local cause”
You can also play your part in helping the campaign by texting ‘AEDW50’ to 70070 followed by how much you want to donate. Alternatively, you can make an online donation at by going to this website.
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:57
- Published: Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00