23 Nov '21

Jay’s Aim CPR/AED Session

“Every week in the UK, an estimated 12 young people die from an undiagnosed heart condition, with approximately 80% showing no prior signs or symptoms.”

— Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%.

— British Heart Foundation

Less than 1 in 10 people survive a cardiac arrest in the UK, however in countries such as Norway, where CPR is taught on the national curriculum, up to 4 in 10 people survive.

British Heart Foundation

“Only 31% of people in the UK who haven’t been professionally trained on a CPR course are likely to help somebody having a cardiac arrest.

British Heart Foundation

In line with Club Heath and Safety policy it was requested that a refresher course was undertaken covering CPR and the use of the clubs defibrillator.  The aim was to ensure that during activities at the club there was always personnel available in an emergency to carry out this vital first action in saving life.

To this end 15 club members recently attended a 1 hour refresher course run by Jays Aim, a charitable organisation established after the tragic death of rugby fanatic Jay Osbourne who played his rugby here in the Southwest at Newton Abbot.  

The course was run by Jay’s brother, Dan, who presented a very uncomplicated and clear tutorial, covering exactly what it needed.  Here’s his story“Jay was a brother, a son, a fiancé and a father who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of just 28. After his death, we learnt that Jay had an undiagnosed inherited heart condition, and that this had caused a fatal cardiac arrest.

We knew as a family that we wanted to set up a charity in his name. While the sudden nature of his death and the discovery of the presence of ARVC had left us grieving and shaken, it also made us determined to try and prevent other families from enduring this experience.

And so a charity was established in Jay’s name  “Jay’s Aim”, with the aim of reducing the rate of sudden cardiac death among young people here in South-West England.

Since 2018, Jay’s Aim has been on a mission to reduce this number; with the help of generous supporters like you, we’re starting to make a difference.

More information about the charity and the work they do can be found by visiting:


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