The Defib Your Club for Life Appeal was established in memory of 19-year-old Stephen Buckman, who collapsed and died of cardiac arrest during footy training.
An off-duty firie, a paramedic and doctor all tried to resuscitate him but the only thing that would have worked was a defibrillator.
Mobile Intensive Care paramedic Andrew White established Defib Your Club for Life with the aim of raising the awareness of how simple it can be to save lives and to implement defibrillator programs into clubs and organisations.
The organisation aims is to empower clubs to react to their own heart attack emergencies armed with the appropriate equipment and skill prior to the arrival of an ambulance. In turn, the club provides a safer environment for players, officials and supporters.
Funds raised from the appeal will help purchase automatic defibrillators and the training for community members in their use.
Clubs and organisations can register their interest in the program at defibforlife.org
Show your support for saving lives and having easy access to defibrillators by donating to this appeal.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible
Defib Your Club for Life Appeal is a management account of Community Enterprise Foundation™ ABN 69 694 230 518, The Bendigo Centre, PO Box 480, Bendigo, Vic 3552.The Foundation will make distributions by way of grants, following receipt of applications from organisations endorsed with an item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)*