Please donate towards lifesaving AED's

Please donate towards lifesaving AED's

Meet the Team

Do it for Defib is a completely voluntary organisation consisting of four trustees. We are also very lucky to have a number of individuals who offer their time and support on a regular basis. Essentially, we all share the same passion and dedication for teaching adults and children skills which can potentially save lives in an emergency situation.

Our mission is to make sure there are no missing links in the chain of survival through teaching these lifesaving skills and providing vital lifesaving equipment. We hope that the people who give just 2 hours of their time to learning these skills will feel confident to intervene should an emergency situation ever arise.

Charlotte Pickwick
a sudden cardiac arrest survivor

Charlotte Pickwick or “Nine Lives” as she is fondly known as, is a sudden cardiac arrest survivor herself. Charlotte was 41 years of age when she had a cardiac arrest in December 2017 during the early hours of the morning and like in so many cases, she had no prior warning. Since her cardiac arrest she has become an empowered driving force for not only positively influencing the survival rates regionally but also nationally, having been invited to present her story and work with Do it for Defib at national conferences. She is also part of a movement to facilitate change with the goal of improving the aftercare offered to cardiac survivors and their loved ones. Charlotte is a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience as a health care provider. She is currently a Nursing Services Manager in the NHS.

Charlotte Pickwick
a sudden cardiac arrest survivor

Charlotte Pickwick or “Nine Lives” as she is fondly known as, is a sudden cardiac arrest survivor herself. Charlotte was 41 years of age when she had a cardiac arrest in December 2017 during the early hours of the morning and like in so many cases, she had no prior warning. Since her cardiac arrest she has become an empowered driving force for not only positively influencing the survival rates regionally but also nationally, having been invited to present her story and work with Do it for Defib at national conferences. She is also part of a movement to facilitate change with the goal of improving the aftercare offered to cardiac survivors and their loved ones. Charlotte is a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience as a health care provider. She is currently a Nursing Services Manager in the NHS.

Stuart Pickwick
an actual LIFESAVER

Stuart Pickwick is an actual LIFESAVER having performed CPR on his wife Charlotte. His lifesaving skills and tireless commitment to our charity has led to him winning a prestigious HERO award from the BHF (British Heart Foundation). Stuart is also a full-time engineer, husband and father. He also manages to enjoy the odd game of rugby.

Stuart Pickwick
an actual LIFESAVER

Stuart Pickwick is an actual LIFESAVER having performed CPR on his wife Charlotte. His lifesaving skills and tireless commitment to our charity has led to him winning a prestigious HERO award from the BHF (British Heart Foundation). Stuart is also a full-time engineer, husband and father. He also manages to enjoy the odd game of rugby.

Cath Hawley
a nurse with over 20 years of cardiac experience

Cath Hawley is also a nurse with over 20 years of cardiac experience. She is currently a Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse providing care, support and information to patients recovering from cardiac events including cardiac arrest. She has been involved in many cardiac arrest situations and is passionate about raising public awareness to help improve survival rates in the UK.

Cath Hawley
a nurse with over 20 years of cardiac experience

Cath Hawley is also a nurse with over 20 years of cardiac experience. She is currently a Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse providing care, support and information to patients recovering from cardiac events including cardiac arrest. She has been involved in many cardiac arrest situations and is passionate about raising public awareness to help improve survival rates in the UK.

Jude Wait
a financial administrator

Jude Wait is a financial administrator. She has 18 years of experience working in local schools and pre-schools. Jude has first-hand experience of caring for a loved one who has a cardiac condition. She is a valuable member of our team and brings key skills for developing our charity. She is also committed to providing a relaxed environment for people who attend our courses and increasing our attendee’s confidence and self-belief to go forward and intervene in an emergency situation should this ever arise.

Jude Wait
a financial administrator

Jude Wait is a financial administrator. She has 18 years of experience working in local schools and pre-schools. Jude has first-hand experience of caring for a loved one who has a cardiac condition. She is a valuable member of our team and brings key skills for developing our charity. She is also committed to providing a relaxed environment for people who attend our courses and increasing our attendee’s confidence and self-belief to go forward and intervene in an emergency situation should this ever arise.

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