We are proud to support Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells Community First Responders by volunteering our services to create this pro-bono campaign film, as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility as a B Corp™ organisation.
Published: February 2024
Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells CFR volunteers provide emergency medical support within the community and are trained to attend emergency calls alongside South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb). Fewer than 1 in 10 people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital will survive, so the charity was nominated with a brief to create a film that demonstrates what to do in an emergency.
The film dramatises an incident involving cardiac arrest, filmed in Tunbridge Wells’ Royal Victoria Place shopping centre and SECAmb’s call centre in Gillingham, Medway. Narrator-led, the film sees two bystanders call 999, administer CPR and use a public defibrillator to successfully resuscitate the patient, before a volunteer responder and ambulance crew arrive. The film concludes with a twist, when we learn the narrator is 27-year-old cardiac-arrest survivor and local Maidstone resident Frankie Turner. Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells CFR Chairman Fergus Chalmers said.
A huge thanks to all the volunteers involved in the filming, and to Frankie for fronting our campaign.
Early CPR can more than double chances of survival, so why not join us for one of our free CPR courses running throughout the year and learn to be a local life saver.
Anyone can use a defibrillator with no training required, get hands on during one of our courses and see how simple it is.
In previous years Digitom supported Nourish Community Foodbank and Mental Health Resource, but this time our ‘Make a difference’ appeal offered the opportunity for members of our local community to nominate an organisation as our Charity of the Year. Founder and Creative Director Tom Chown said.
Many years ago, my father-in-law passed away, having suffered a cardiac arrest on a busy street.
If this film encourages people to learn CPR and use a defibrillator with the potential to save a life, that’s all I can ask.
The film is shared on SECAmb’s YouTube Channel and distributed across social media and will be used by Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells Community First Responders at public events.