Every day, the staff and volunteers at Christchurch’s Seabrook McKenzie Centre help children and adults with Specific Learning Disabilities, so it’s nice for us to be able to help a charity that helps so many others by donating a Heart Saver AED7000 unit. Teacher Network and Fundraising Coordinator Elizabeth Dubin says Seabrook McKenzie supports … [Read more...] about May Become a Heart Saver winner #1
St Peter Chanel School is a small primary school based in sunny Otaki. The school is rich in local history, set in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s church and with an onsite marae, Te Marae o Hine, they have a strong ties in their local community. School principal Moarikura Johnson is glad they are now able to provide help to their … [Read more...] about April Become a Heart Saver winner #2
We love it when our AEDs go to a good cause - it's even better when people share the good news with their wider community, so that they know where they can access an AED close to home in the case of an emergency. Great to see Whenuakite School taking the message wide and far in the local newspaper, The Mercury Bay Informer. If you have an AED … [Read more...] about Heart Saver gives back to communities
Leanne Barnes knows first-hand how important heart health is – her daughter had a heart transplant when she was just five years old. Now she’s a healthy 7 year old enjoying junior school at Whenuakite School, but mum Leanne is well aware of the impact of heart issues. “Because cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. We have so many … [Read more...] about April Become a Heart Saver winner #1
The people in this photograph saw there was an issue in their local community and they rallied to do something about it. They took it upon themselves to fix a problem that pretty much every suburb in NZ currently faces... On Easter Monday, a local man collapsed in cardiac arrest in Highbury, Auckland. Passers-by did CPR while a few teenage girls … [Read more...] about We need more people like this!
Otago Rugby has teamed up with Heart Saver to help share the message with our players and supporting businesses about cardiac arrest and how to react. The partnership aims to increase awareness of how important AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are in saving the life of someone in cardiac arrest. Managing Director of Heart Saver Mike … [Read more...] about Otago Rugby partners with Heart Saver