Stephanie unveiling the plaque in memory of PhilThe Patients Group of St Stephens House PPG initiated a remarkable project aimed at bringing life-saving equipment to their beloved community. In partnership with the Community Heartbeat Trust, they have successfully made this vision a reality, with the support of some incredible individuals and organizations.

We want to take a moment to remember and honor Philip Sayers (Phil), the owner of Ashtead Home Hardware, who sadly passed away. Phil had graciously agreed to host the defibrillator outside his shop, and his family joined everyone at the heartfelt opening ceremony of the defibrillator.

A special mention goes out to Chris Ranger, the dedicated coordinator and project lead who played a vital role in bridging St Stephens House PPG and the Community Heartbeat Trust. Thanks to the generous contributions from various parties, including Tesco, the landlords of local shops on Craddocks Parade, Friends of Ashlea Medical Practice, and Wessex Property Consultants Ltd, the necessary funds were raised. We also want to express our gratitude to Chris Townsend, a local community councillor, for releasing council funds to support the completion of this project.

The defibrillator is now in place and dedicated to the memory of Phil, who was an integral part of Ashtead's community. Its unveiling on 9th May 2023 marks a significant milestone, as it stands ready to save lives in times of need.

It is essential to mention that the equipment is incredibly user-friendly, and soon we will organize basic life support training for the community members. Our goal is to ensure that everyone feels confident and capable of using this life-saving device.

We cannot emphasize enough how heartwarming it is to witness local individuals coming together to support each other and transform ideas into reality through partnerships. The Community Heartbeat Trust is immensely privileged and proud to be a part of this remarkable project.

While we share the sentiment expressed by Martin Riddle of St Stephens House PPG that we hope this defibrillator never needs to be used, we are grateful for its presence and the potential it holds to protect and save lives.

Let us celebrate this milestone together and continue fostering a strong and supportive community. Remember, we are here for each other!



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