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Six-year-old Brody is doing CPR for our ED Appeal

By 24 January 2024No Comments
Two children standing behind a large frame with a hear-shaped cut-out, smiling and looking at the camera

Six-year-old Brody is challenging himself to our CPR-a-thon event, which is coming to Skipton Morrisons on the 17 February.

Supported by his little brother, Toby, Brody will perform CPR continuously for as long as he can to raise money for our Emergency Department Appeal.

He first learned how to perform CPR from Emergency Service Day at Piece Hall with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, who brought dummies to practice on.

Brody has already raised an incredible £132 on JustGiving, £32 over his target.

Brody said:

“I would LOVE to help raise some money for the hospital!”

His mum, Tracy, works as a medical secretary at Airedale Hospital.

Tracy said:

“Brody is really looking forward to revisiting CPR. CPR is extremely hard and tiring, so it’s all about whatever he can learn and achieve, really.

“Anyone who participates in the CPR-a-thon will be learning a vital skill.”

A child doing CPR

The event, which is set to last 12 hours from 8am – 8pm, will be broadcast live by Rombalds Radio.

Local people and businesses are encouraged to come along, either with a group of friends to work as a team, or to take on the challenge on their own, to raise money for our charity through sponsors – all while learning life-saving skills from the Emergency Department team themselves here at Airedale Hospital.

Laura Hepworth, our Community Fundraiser at AHCC, said:

“We’re so excited to welcome Brody to our event and to see how long he can do CPR. It’s such a big challenge for him to take on, and we’re so grateful that he has chosen to do it to fundraise for our charity.”

The Emergency Department Appeal aims to raise £150,000 to refurbish the paediatric waiting area, the paediatric resuscitation area, and the bereavement facilities, which have become worn after being in use for nine years.

The appeal was set up with the aim to improve the comfort of patients and their families during their stay at the Emergency Department.

You can donate to Brody’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/page/brody-braisby-1703933246087.

For more information about and to donate to our Airedale Emergency Department Appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/AiredaleED. You can donate directly to the CPR-a-thon fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/campaign/airedalecpr.

Funds raised for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity go towards the improvement of staff and patient wellbeing at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and the surrounding community, providing items and services that are above and beyond NHS provision.

To learn more about Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, contact us at anhsft.charity@nhs.net or phone 01535 294870.