Cheltenham Jazz Festival awards winners We Are Illusion, who play everything from The Beatles to the Stones, and Northern Soul supremo Dave Gee are headlining the Saving Lives In Salford Charity Night at the Lower Kersal Social Club next Saturday, aiming to raise enough money to get life saving heart defibrillators into eight doctors' surgeries all over Salford.
Defibrillators are portable equipment used to save people who have had a heart attack and, if one is used within the first five minutes of an attack it's estimated that survival rate increases by 30%. The idea of putting them right in the centre of communities is to save time and, therefore save lives.
16 GPs' surgeries in Salford have been identified as locations for the defibs but the British Heart Foundation needs to raise £8000 for the final eight machines. The locations are
Higher Broughton Health Centre
The Willow Tree
Lower Broughton Health Centre
St. Andrew's Medical Centre
Irlam Medical Centre
Ordsall Health Centre
Salford Medical Centre
Sorrell Bank Medical Practice
Walkden Medical Centre
Ellenbrook Medical Centre
The Lakes Medical Centre
Orient Road Surgery
Limefield Medical Centre
"We urgently need the lovely people of Salford to help us raise the vital £8k to place the remaining eight defibrillators in GP Practices in Salford" says Shirley McNally of the British Heart Foundation "These defibrillators can save lives, perhaps yours or someone very dear to you, so please help us by supporting the Saving Lives in Salford Charity Night. Come on, come along, have fun and know you are helping to save lives
As well as the live acts the night includes a disco, raffle and auction.
Saving Lives In Salford Charity Night
Saturday 14th July 7pm
Lower Kersal Social Club £10/£5 (pensioners)
Stamford Road, off Littleton Road, Salford M73SD
For further details or to purchase tickets contact Shirley on 07718 638159