Times are tough!

All charities are facing an unknown future and are looking for help to travel into the future. CHT is no different and we thank all those communities and individuals that have donated or helped in other ways during this CV-19 pandemic.

CHT currently is the largest single charity and supplier of community-based defibrillators in the UK. We not only provide the kit, but give active support to communities, whether bought from us or not, and help resurrect ‘unloved defibrillator sites’ – those that have been abandoned by the project leads, or are struggling to cover the running costs. We have also been an active donor of defibrillators to homeless centres and children hospitals and hospices, as well as religious centres of all denominations. We do all of this through your help, either by your purchasing defibrillators through CHT, or by your donations to these worthy causes, supported by Gift Aid.

We need your help again.

It is our aim to raise £100k by August bank holiday 2020.

How can we do this? We need your help. If we can aim to raise £100 per community through fund raising, donations and grants, we will achieve this aim. To help you plan this, we have attached a case history of a lock-down fund raiser using a cake stall. This raised over £600, and shows what can be done, even under the CV-19 restrictions. Maybe your community can do something similar – a cake stall; virtual 10k; quiz shows; zoom wine tasting or even just the collecting tin asking for £1 from every fill-up of petrol at the local garage. We also have our on-line fund raising stall at : www…. where you can buy items to sell.

What will we use these funds for?

  • Firstly to increase our support for the ‘Unloved defibrillator fund’. We are receiving increased requests for support of community defibrillators and the UD-Fund will help us keep these life saving devices Rescue Ready into the future. At any point in time around 30% of all community defibrillators are out of action due to expired electrodes, flat batteries or other maintenance items. We aim to reduce this to around the 1% mark.
  • Secondly, we want to increase our support for homeless centres and children’s facilities. In 2020 we supported and donated to 10 children’s centres for the parents of sick children, so the parents can be with their children whilst in hospital. We also supported centres for homeless people around the UK. The homeless have no automatic right to medical support and these centres see a disproportionately higher number of people at risk.
  • Thirdly we support several religious centres that offer facilities for their local communities .

Please help us to reach our £100k target or beyond.

Either text text Defib to 70085 to donate £5. Get all your friekds to do this

Or do a fund raiser to try to raise £100 or more per community

Or just send your donation by cheque to:

100k challenge

The Community Heartbeat Trust charity

PO box 168




Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Our heartbeat Heros have :

Our support for communities has included in the past 2 years:

  • 3500 Ambulance issues (in/out of action, missing defibs, incorrect information on ambulance CAD systems)
  • 700 returns (technical issues requiring returns to manufacturers)
  • 2500 maintenance items (error codes, etc)
  • 164 loan defibs
  • 450 investigations (why defib was not activated; defib not working in rescue, etc)

Help us support you.


Please make sure you have read and understood this disclaimer - It will be assumed that you have read prior to CHT receiving any request. CHT are not responsible for your fund raising, nor your cPAD operations, but may assist in both. CHTs only aim is to support the installation of a cPAD scheme in the most cost effective way possible adhering to Best Practice, and help save lives in your community. This website, and any downloaded information, is for information only on how to go about obtaining and installing a cPAD, and other relevant information. All copyrights and trademarks are recognised. All support for the cPAD will be undertaken by the village committee responsible and via standard manufacturers warranties. Any training organisation will only be responsible for the initial awareness training and not for the functioning or maintenance of the AED. Please do not send any monies to CHT until you have registered your scheme with us, and have agreement from the local ambulance service for the establishment of a cPAD scheme. All schemes must be registered with the local ambulance service (CHT will also undertake this or you can do via this site, but this does not remove responsibility for you to notify the local ambulance service of your AED location). 999/112 (ambulance) must always be called prior to using a cPAD equipment. VAT may be applicable if your organisation is not an eligible body as defined by HMRC. All current or historical claims for VAT will be met by the local community. All schemes will be asked to sign an agreement taking responsibility for their own fund raising and donations to CHT, and then the operation and maintenance of the cPAD equipment. All CHT provided schemes will need to manage their maintenance through the WebNoS online system as a condition of CHT support. It is your responsibility to maintain the equipment in working order and to make sure the local ambulance service is aware of this. WebNoS makes this possible and also acts as an audit trail for management of the equipment. Sites provided by CHT and not using WebNoS may be disengaged from the ambulance service CAD systems. Any web site showing defibrillator locations is for information only, and should not be used in preference to dialling 999. CHT works in close cooperation with the UK ambulance services. Always dial 999 in an emergency

Registered Charity Number - 1132824