Charity donates lifesaving defibrillator to Fareham community first responder

A cardiac charity has donated a defibrillator to one of Fareham’s community first responders.

The Alex Wardle Foundation has loaned a defibrillator to Peter Gray, who has just started volunteering as a community first responder with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). 

The 49-year-old who lives in Stubbington, approached the charity in the hope that the device could possibly save lives in his job role. 

Peter said: “It could be the difference between life and death.

“You could be pumping on their chest all day long but it’s not going to bring them back to life, only the defib will do that and this will aid us around the local area. 

“If you have them, you’ve got the opportunity to save people’s lives.”

The Alex Wardle Foundation was set up in 2016 in memory of Alex Wardle, who passed away due to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome.

The charity’s founder, Stephen Wardle said he is pleased to be able to loan Peter a defibrillator. 

Stephen said: “So far we have fund-raised to buy 6 defibrillators across the Solent area. It would be amazing if just one more life could be saved.”

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