Fundraiser ideas - Organise an event
Take up our three-minute
challenge to fund vital St John Ambulance defibrillators in
your area and give your local life savers the tools to save
A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, and the chance
of survival falls by 10 per cent every minute without action.
However, with CPR and the use of a defibrillator within three
minutes, the chance of survival could be as high as 70 per
We want to make sure we have a defibrillator available when it’s
needed most, to give more people the chance to survive a cardiac
How you can help
Sign up to a three minute challenge
Three minutes is the crucial time in which a defibrillator
should reach a cardiac arrest victim to give them the best chance
of survival. You could make a difference by taking
up our three-minute challenge and fundraising to buy a St John
Ambulance defibrillator for your local area.
You can come up with your own three-minute
challenge or take on one of our ideas below.
1. Get a group of friends together and ice a cake in three
minutes, the best cake wins a prize.
2. You have three minutes to fundraise as much as you can, ask your
colleagues, email friends and family, sell off some clutter, then
nominate someone else on social media.
3. Challenge others to a three-minute sports relay, who can do
the most football kick ups, hold a plank position or do the most
up to our three minute challenge to receive a fundraising
up to the three minute challenge
Support from your workplace
For corporate partners: your business could help save lives in
your community. There are two ways you can get involved: ask your
company to donate £1,000 – the cost of a defibrillator – to the
appeal. Or club together with a group of friends, family or
colleagues, and fundraise together. For more information email
Every £1,000 raised will buy a defibrillator for St John
Ambulance to use in your area, where it is needed the most. Please
go to our campaign
page to donate or set up your own fundraising page to
support the Donate for Defibs Campaign.
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