As a campaign we have come to the decision to purchase equipment for each of the charities and organisations. Depending on the total amount of money raised and the need of each charity at the time of purchase, we will make the decision then as to what equipment we will buy. This is what we could buy:
A Defibrillator is a small, portable device that analyses the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to deliver a shock only if it is needed. Once activated, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by providing voice and/or visual prompts. AEDs placed in more accessible places are often given the alternative name of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs).
These PADs or community defibrillators have access 24 hours a day by the public or community. A call to the emergency service and they will tell you where the nearest one is to you. You are given an access code to the unit and given instructions of how to use these.
We have decided to raise funds and buy a number of these for the local communities in Leicester. At present the three areas we are donating to are Rushey Mead, Evington and Oadby (Parade). The more money we raise the greater the possibilities we have of getting more for other areas in Leicester.
There are numerous pieces of equipment we have an opportunity to purchase for LOROS. Depending on the amount raised items we could purchase which would help LOROS and their patients include:
- Pressure Relieving Cushion – this is a specially made cushion for patients who are at risk of developing pressure sores.
- Syring Driver Pump – this is a small and discreet ambulatory pump that enables medication to be administered to a patient that may otherwise find it difficult to swallow tablets.
- Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator – this form of defibrillator coaches the user quickly and simply through every important step of resuscitation.
- Chairs (Riser Recliner) – Rise and recline chairs feature a powered lifting mechanism that raises the chair up from the base, making it easier for patients to sit down and up.
Leicester Hospitals Charity
Bone Marrow Transport Unit
The money we raise could be used in many ways for BMTU. We could:
- exercise bikes which can be cleaned easily
- fan heaters
- decorate some of the rooms in the ward
- purchase equipment that administers chemotherapy drug allowing the patient to leave the ward and go home.
- buy a number of water dispenser
The Teenage Cancer Trust
The money we raise can help the The Teenage Cancer Trust in the following ways:
- £20… Could provide an hour of one-to-one tailored support by a Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator. They provide non-clinical care and supervise and coordinate activities on and off the unit and encourage patients to socialise and be active.
- £25… Could provide an hour of vital nursing care by a teenage cancer specialist who understands what it is like for a young person fighting cancer, to help them feel less frightened about what is ahead.
- £100… Could enable a young person to come together with 29 others for a one day music therapy workshop that are arranged every March backstage at Teenage Cancer Trust’s concerts at The Royal Albert Hall.
- £250… Could pay for a young person to attend Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual “Find your Sense of Tumour” weekend conference at Center Parcs and allow them to meet others with cancer, often for the first time.
- £2,000… Could fund the activity budget for one of Teenage Cancer Trust’s Youth Support Coordinators, for one year, enabling them to organise arts and crafts sessions, music lessons, discussion groups, pampering sessions, games, and party events on the unit as well as day trips outside of the unit.
- £10,000… Enables Teenage Cancer Trust to educate 2,500 students about the signs of cancer.
You can help us raise money to pay for these pieces of equipment by making a donation, so go ahead, make a Donation