Earlier this year parkrun UK released the following statement.
"Our vision is that 100% of our 5k events have a defibrillator either at the finish line or within 5 minutes of the finish line by the end of 2017"
On the 8th of October this year we at Hackworth parkrun announced the start of our appeal to raise the funds to enable us to purchase our own defibrillator.
Following our incredibly successful (sold out) Curry & Quiz night on Monday December 5th we can now announce that we have smashed our target and now have sufficient funds to allow us to buy the Defibrillator.
All of the funds raised from our various endeavours like our Coffee Morning in November have been sent off to parkrun UK and as soon as they have been added to the other donations in the Hackworth parkrun donations pot we will be placing our order.
We are also aiming to purchase a secure AED Cabinet in which to house the defib and are currently in discussions as to where we will be able to site the cabinet in the town in order to make this life saving piece of equipment available to all of the people of Shildon as well as our runners at Hackworth parkrun.
From everyone here at Hackworth parkrun, and on behalf of parkrun UK, we would like to thank you all, everyone who has donated, helped spread the word, offered their time or contributed in any way, without you this would all have been impossible. In just eight weeks we have achieved so much and your support has made it possible. You have all given to, and become part of something that has the potential to save lives.
We are all part of such a fantastic community.
Thank You all.
The Hackworth parkrun team.