ERS Staff are Crowdfunding to Purchase a Defibrillator
Updated: Sep 2
In memory of our much loved friend and colleague, Steven Nisbet:
Every day hundreds of people lose their lives to heart disease. Many could be saved if they had quicker access to defibrillators, and ERS staff are raising money to purchase units and make them available for community use.
We were initially motivated to undertake a sponsored walk in memory of our friend and colleague, Steven Nisbet, who sadly passed away suddenly in July 2019. Stevie was much loved and respected by both his ERS work colleagues and clients alike. Unfortunately, the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic and the introduction of social gathering restrictions forced us to cancel our original plans for a fundraiser and put all of our plans on hold for a couple of years. Since then, other colleagues and their friends and family have also been affected and in particular we wish Dougie Hoblyn a full and speedy recovery.
This year, with Covid-19 restrictions finally wound down, we have revisited our plans for the fundraiser. Again, like our original plans, this will be centred around a sponsored walk on 10th September 2022 covering the second stage of the Great Trossachs Path: 11.75miles / 19km from Trossachs Pier to Callander. We are very much looking forward to the challenge!
Our ambitious target is to purchase at least 2 defibrillators which will be registered on the national database and available for use by anyone who may require it. One will be kept in our office and the other will be placed in a convenient location for access by the local community. Anything over and above this would be donated to the British Heart Foundation.
The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying each year from heart and circulatory disease in the UK. It's only thanks to support and donations that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. We hope that our donation would go some way to supporting their important work.
We would really appreciate any support you can give to help us achieve this. If you are able to contribute towards our fundraising target, please visit our Just Giving page. Your donation can really help us smash this goal!