Local commercial interiors specialists Planned Office Interiors have stepped in to help create a dedicated community room at a lifesaving charity.
Based in Stone High Street, AEDdonate supports groups, clubs & organisations. to fundraise for Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and install these at their premises to help prevent sudden death through cardiac arrest. The first AED for the charity was installed at the Whitebridge Estate in Stone in 2014, and the charity has now grown to become a national charity with more than 700 Public Access AED’s installed across the country.
Neil Rowley, business manager for office furniture at Planned Office Interiors, said: “We were happy to support AEDdonate, not only because they are a locally based charity but because what they do truly saves lives. They needed 12 meeting room chairs for their new community room which we were able to donate and deliver to them, and what’s also nice is that they came from our supplier in Hixon so it’s all local businesses helping a local charity. The more public access defibrillators AEDdonate help install the less risk of loss of life there is in our communities.”
Jamie Richards of AEDdonate, said: “There are over 100,000 deaths a year from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK, and where an AED is used and CPR performed within three to five minutes then the chances of survival increase from around six per cent to 74 per cent. Since starting we have grown very busy and we were keen to create a community room at our High-Street base where people could come in and train in using our AEDs. I wanted to carry out the work on this over the Christmas break while we were quiet and approached lots of companies online for possible donations of everything we needed from paint to carpets. Having contacted Planned Office Interiors via Facebook they came back to me the very next day. Neil came out to us to see what we needed and the chairs arrived at the start of January – which was great. The room is ready to go now and we’re planning an official launch in February where we’ll be inviting the Mayor and all our kind donors including Planned Office Interiors. I’m extremely grateful to them for their generosity and it’s great to receive such support from a business which is right on our doorstep.”
Planned Office interiors was established in 1977, and tackle complete workplace refurbishment projects from bare brick through to interior design and seating, POI work nationwide in schools, NHS trusts and offices, and carry out work for global brands including Zurich insurance.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the services Planned Office Interiors provide can log on to their website or call them on 01785 817114.
If you don’t have an AED in your community or workplace AEDdonate can help. Call 01785 472224 or log on to their website.