The Exeter Street Hall is a vibrant community centre situated in the heart of Prestonville, Brighton. The Hall is completely self funded, owned by the community and managed by a fantastic team of volunteers. The Hall is used by hundreds of local residents for various community activities, clubs, events and private hire.

As a local business, Elements First Aid has supported the Hall by arranging full  funding from a local charity to install an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). We are also sponsoring the ongoing checks required and are providing free community training on a regular basis.  

An AED is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to someone who has collapsed in cardiac arrest. The shock can potentially allow a normal heart rhythm to resume, and the sooner it is delivered, the better their chance of survival. Therefore increasing the number of AED's available in public places, directly increased the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims.

AED's are designed to be used by members of the public. They are easy to use, compact, portable and very effective. 

Huge thanks to the Sussex Heart Charitywho work hard to promote heart care in the community, for providing our defibrillator and external cabinet. In addition, The British Heart Foundationa charity fighting to end heart disease, have also donated a full CPR training kit to the Hall. 

Thanks to Martin from Loop Electric for installing the external cabinet to the exterior of the Hall to ensure that the AED is available to the whole community 24/7. This life saving piece of equipment is in position and ready to use!

Elements First Aid are providing 2 hour CPR and AED training sessions which are FREE to all members of the community that use the Hall, live nearby or spend time in the Prestonville area.

Come along and find out how easy it is to use. This practical session will include how to assess a collapsed casualty, recovery position, CPR and safe use of the AED. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing you do not mind rolling around on the floor in. Participation is encouraged but not mandatory!

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Spaces are limited so although it is free, booking is essential as we need to know how many are attending.  The initial training courses were FULL so please cancel your place if you can no longer attend so that another member of the community can take your place.

DONATIONS: The defibrillator costs approximately £100 per year to maintain.  This includes the cost of replacement pads and batteries.  If you would like to make a donation so that we can keep this amazing lifesaving piece of equipment in the heart of our community then please bring along some change to put in the donation box.