The Parish Council has been approached by the Sievert family from New Marske, who tragically lost their son Tom in July this year after he suffered from a fatal coronary occlusion - a sudden stoppage of the heart. The family are fundraising to have defibrillators installed throughout the Parish and Council have agreed to work in partnership with them to achieve their aim of installing 35 units, one for every year of Tom’s life.
So far enough funds have been raised for 3 units, together with vandal proof cabinets, which will be located at Stevies Shop on Kilbridge Close; New Marske Pharmacy on Beacon Drive and Andy Levy Vehicle Body repairs on the Longbeck Trading Estate in Marske.
When someone has a cardiac arrest every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chances of survival by 10%, so having a defibrillator in your local community could be the difference between life and death as it will enable potential life saving treatment to be administered before the Ambulance Service arrives.
If you would like to give a donation, no matter how small, you can send a cheque to the Parish Council offices made payable to Be Like Tom.
Please see the attached letter which has been sent to companies and groups across the Parish, to fund raise for this important cause