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Thorrington Secures Lifesaving AED!

Colchester Catalyst supports Thorrington Scout Camp in acquiring life-saving equipment

Thorrington Scout Camp, has recently acquired a crucial life-saving device thanks to a generous grant awarded by Colchester Catalyst. The grant has enabled the camp to purchase a defibrillator, a vital piece of equipment that can potentially save lives in cases of cardiac emergencies.

Colchester Catalyst, a local nonprofit organisation dedicated to supporting community health initiatives, recognised the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of visitors to Thorrington Scout Camp and therefore very kindly through their grant program, provided the necessary funding to acquire the defibrillator.

The defibrillator, also known as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), is a portable electronic device that can analyze a person's heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock if necessary. Rapid access to a defibrillator greatly improves the chances of survival for individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, which can occur unexpectedly and affect people of all ages.

Thorrington Scout Camp plays host to large number of visitors, including young scouts and campers, and is regularly frequented by members of the public utilising the footpath through its idyllic woodland. With the installation of the defibrillator, it now means that these individuals can now receive the life-saving care they need should an emergency occur.

Additionally, the defibrillator is registered with a national system known as "The Circuit", meaning that should someone in the local area dial 999, these individuals will have access to this crucial resource should it be needed, meaning that not only does the scout camp benefit from this grant but the wider community of Thorrington also.

For more information about the great work that Colchester Catalyst does, please visit

CPR is an important life-saving skill that can be undertaken by anyone, and significantly increases the chances of survival in the event of a cardiac emergency. To learn more about how you can help please visit where you can learn how to undertake effective CPR in just 15 minutes.

The management committee would like to pass it's sincere gratitude to Colchester Catalyst for the awarding of this grant that has enabled us to undertake this key purchase for the campsite and ensure that life-saving equipment is available if needed.


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