Hand on Heart’s mission is to keep children safe and prevent the deaths of the 12 young people who die of sudden cardiac arrest each week in the UK.
In March 2010 Hand on Heart was established as a national campaign to raise awareness of cardiac arrest in the young and the need for defibrillators in schools.
Three of the defibrillator industry’s leading companies got together:
In January 2012 Hand on Heart became a standalone registered charity (No: 1145316), independent of the original partners, although still supported by them.
That initial combination of defibrillators, resuscitation equipment and trainers created a solid foundation for the charity we have today.
Hand on Heart has a mission to keep children safe and prevent the deaths of 12 young people who die of sudden cardiac arrest each week in the UK.
Raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, particularly in the young
Place defibrillators in schools and communities
Educate young people in Life Support Skills
Schools are so important to everyday life and having a defibrillator on the premises may not just save the lives of the students and staff but also parents, volunteers and residents within the local community.
To date, Hand on Heart has placed over 1118 defibrillator packages to schools and communities across the UK. We have trained over 7134 staff to use a defibrillator and taught over 21,520 children how to perform on basic life support.
Over the past 6 years the charity has successfully:
If your school isn’t in one these areas, please don’t worry,
as we will try to help you too.
Call us to see how on 0845 071 0822
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We are grateful to all of our supporters for their financial support, time and expertise.
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