The charity will be holding a bucket collection at this evening's game.
The Sussex Heart Charity will be bucket collecting around the stadium in the lead up to tonight's match against Reading, and any change would be much appreciated for this great cause.
The charity is celebrating its 30th year of supporting heart patients in Sussex. Indeed, since 1987 many essential pieces of equipment and services that are now standard care in the county have been funded by the charity.
For instance, in 2011 they donated eight Automated External Defibrillators to the Amex Stadium, and on each of the three occasions where the defibrillators have been called into action, a life has been saved.
The Sussex Heart Charity have also provided basic life support training for many of the staff at the stadium – and they are proud to have worked with the Seagulls to make the Amex one of the safest in the country for anyone suffering a sudden cardiac event.
During the coming three years the charity will also be funding several very important new projects.
- £100,000 funding for over 60 Automated External Defibrillators to be placed at all railway stations throughout Sussex that do not currently have one.
- £100,000 funding for cardiac counselling. This is a new service for cardiac patients, which the charity will fund for two years. They have also entered into negotiations with the local NHS Trust with a view to this being funded permanently at the end of the trial period.
- £500,000 funding for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) workforce, implementing a new model of care on cardiac surgery and cardiac intensive care units. These will be highly experienced and educated members of the care team who are able to diagnose and treat the health care needs for cardiac surgery patients and refer them on to an appropriate specialist if needed.
If you can, please dig deep and support them tonight. With your help they can continue to help heart patients in Sussex for many years to come.