Breaking news! ICDC Surrey has been shortlisted in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013. We need your help, as it is a public vote. So, please ask your friends, families, colleagues to vote for us.
Voting closes on 1st November 2013.
Background: ICDC West Surrey offers support to cardiac patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator [ICD]. An ICD is a small device in the chest or abdomen to help control life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms such as sudden cardiac arrest.
If ICDC Surrey is awarded the fund, it will save lives and provide advice to patients, their families and the public.
How: £3000 will enable us to promote Emergency Life Support (ELS) which can save lives and help keep someone alive until professionals arrive.
There are 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in UK every year when someone goes into cardiac arrest. Every minute without Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) reduces their chances of survival by 10%. Through our ICDC Surrey publicity, we aim to promote CPR and have defibrillators made available in public places along with trained personnel.
We will also provide support for people with ICDs and their families - to share experiences and participate in Patients Days, Family Social Events, Education Days and developing a Volunteer Support scheme.
The difference it will make: The Fund will help us to develop Patient’s Packs and improve our dedicated website, which will increase communication with patients and carers on, health, medication, ICD technology, insurance and driving.
Dr Ian Beeton, Cardiologist at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to the ICDC West Surrey by enabling us to offer support and advice to cardiac patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. The Fund will help save lives and enable us to provide advice to patients, their families and public in the Runnymede and Surrey areas. Please vote for the ICDC West Surrey to benefit from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund award.”
You can find more about the Lloyds Bank Community Fund or the ICDC West Surrey and how to cast your vote online, in any Lloyds Bank branch or SMS by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website.
The Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013 voting is now open until 1 November 2013.
About ICDC in Surrey
Our organisation is the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Club. It is a Patient cardiac support group which covers all hospitals in Surrey. An ICD is a small device in the chest or abdomen which uses electrical pulses to help control life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms. It contains its own internal defibrillator & computer.
- Provide support for all people with ICDs, their partners and families to discuss their concerns and share experiences
- Provide information and education relevant to ICD patients including driving, medication, ICD technology, insurance and exercise.
- The impact we have is that through partnership with the ICD technical, medical support personnel, we can enable patients to improve their health and wellbeing. We are dependent on voluntary donations.
For further information and enquiries, please contact Judi Linney.
Lloyds Bank Communty Fund 2013. “HOW TO VOTE”
You'll be able to search for and view our community group's profile ICD Club West Surrey on the Community Fund website.
You can then share that website link with your family and supporters to encourage them to vote for us.
SMS text message voting
You'll also be able to encourage votes by SMS text message.
Voters need to text the word VOTE MMQB to 61119
SMS text message votes will be charged at the mobile phone users’ standard message rate
At any Lloyds Bank branch
Our community group will be one of four good causes promoted in local Lloyds Bank branches. Our local branch is Addlestone, Surrey. They will be inviting customers to cast their vote when they visit the branch.
Thank you so much for your support.
Follow our progress on Twitter @icd_club.