With The First Aid Company my biggest drive is to flood local communities with defibrillators. I offer free mini sessions, that teach local residents how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator. If your community would like my help to fundraise for a defibrillator I would love to join forces.
The Doorstep Defib Club
The Doorstep Defib Club has been set up to provide communities with defibrillators, while twelve lucky people will win £100.How it works:
The club needs 100 people to join, Each of those 100 people who join will be allocated a numbered ball. Every month a draw will be held outside a defibrillator location. If your number is drawn then you will win £100. The other £1200 will be used to buy a defibrillator for a local community. If you would like to join the club please email, Lucy@thefirstaidcompany.org
3 peaks Challenge
On October 8th I will be turning 40. To celebrate I am Bracing myself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as I take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m).
Over the course of two days, I will trek around 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m. This is a serious and tough challenge which requires a good level of fitness, as well as plenty of grit and determination.
For my 40th Birthday I don't want gifts or cards, But I would like you to donate the cost of a glass of wine to my fundraising page. This Year I will be splitting the money raised half will be used to buy a defibrillator for a local community, the other half will donated to CALM (Campaign against living miserably) Unfortunately my friend Jo took her own life in June 2022, She was incredibly funny and a brilliant athlete but she couldn't see the light for the dark. To raise awareness on suicide awareness this Challenge is dedicated to Jo.
In 2021 I taught The Gatwick school in Crawley, I was amazed to discover that they have over 800 pupils and staff and no Defibrillator. I promised them I would fundraise for the defibrillator. So in 2022 I completed the Snowdon triple challenge.
After an early start and a hearty breakfast we head to Llanberis, where the cycling part of our journey began. With Snowdon’s rugged peak behind us, we cycled along the shore of Llyn Padam (Llanberis Lake) passing the slate quarries of the Snowdonia National Park towards Llyn Cwellyn.
Lying between the Snowdon Massif and Mynydd Mawr (Big Mountain), this is where we swaped bikes for boots and begin the ascent of Snowdon itself. Though it started with a gentle climb on the Snowdon Ranger path, the walking soon gets trickier as we faced a steep slope as we joined the Llanberis Path up to the summit.
Snowdon and its surrounding peaks have been described as true examples of alpine typography and from our elevated viewpoint you can take in the surrounding lakes and cwms and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the British Isles. On a clear day you can see four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands!
Descending a long, gradual slope, we will had to dig deep for the adventure’s climax – a 2.5 mile kayak across Llyn Padam. Nestling in Snowdon’s ever-present shadow, the lake lies amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Llanberis. I raised over £1150 to buy a defibrillator from London Hearts Charity. The Gatwick School now have their very own defibrillator which benefits the whole community in Manor Royal, Crawley.