19 Jan Councillor Teams Up With Martial Artist To Raise Funds For Life Saving Equipment
Warwickshire County Councillor Dan Gissane teams up with Tae Kwon-Do instructor to raise hundreds of pounds to help pay for life saving equipment.
Cllr Gissane, who represents Galley Common, has been raising money to pay for life saving defibrillators to place in his local community.
Local martial arist Steven Robinson, owner and instructor at Robinson TKD, got involved in the campaign and recently ran 5 miles each day for a month, raising over £900 towards the equipment.
The defibrillators cost around £1000 each and have to be placed outside inside secure cabinets in an easy to access area in case of emergency. The cabinets cost over £600 each and are accessed by entering a one-off code given by the ambulance service during a 999 call.
Cllr Gissane has contacted several local businesses and organisations to ask for their help in raising funds and was recently successful in gaining a grant of £300 from the Co-op’s Helping Hearts Award Scheme.
Cllr Gissane thanked Steven for his hard work and kind efforts in raising nearly £1000. The money raised will pay for this vital equipment that could save someone’s life.
Having worked for the ambulance service for more than ten years Cllr Gissane knows that access to this equipment can be the difference between life and death and he has vowed to continue to raise funds for more defibrillators in the coming months and years.
If you would like to help raise money towards a defibrillator, or if you would like to pass on a donation, please contact Cllr Dan Gissane via his website at dangissane.co.uk