DiPPs Defibrillators in Public Places
registered charity number 1167425        

Placing defibrillators in public places in memory of James Hursey.

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Minions are in short supply so we are working really hard to build this space ourselves. Please pop back often to see how we are getting on.  
Jude, Arline & David.
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Welcome to the website for 

DiPPs charitable trust, 

in memory of James Hursey  


1997-2015


We are on a journey to place life saving defibrillators into our communities to increase the odds of survival for the 80,000-120,000 people who will suffer a cardiac arrest in a public place in the UK each year. 


Thank you for joining us, we can't do this on our own


BREAKING NEWS

13th November 2017

We have had an amazing response to our call for manikin sponsors.

So far we are looking forward to welcoming Plastic Dave, Mister Beat and as-yet-to-be-named, to our DiPPs family.  Reaffirmed our ardent faith in humanity.

11th November 2017

We have put out a call for any businesses or individuals who could sponsor a 'resus manikin' for DiPPs. We need £150 per manikin which buys you naming rights, an introduction to CPR session for your family and warm fuzzy feelings.  Owning a set of 'manikins' will enable us to provide introductory CPR sessions and AED familiarisation sessions to children and community groups.  

If you know anyone who may be able to help, please email Jude

jude@Dipps4james.co.uk  

10th November 2017

Jude takes some children from 2 Lovekyn, Kingston Grammar school, to Strawberry Hill House to hand over defibrillator number 23.  Delighted that they were able to see how we spent the money from their sponsored walk last Summer.

29th October 2017

Arline is able to announce that the golf tournament made an enormous £2,350!  Huge thanks to everyone that participated.

We'll see you next year.

27th October 2017

DiPPs had a brilliant night at Welwyn Sports and Social Club race night.  

Over £1,000 was raised in response to DiPPs supporting the club with purchasing a public access defibrillator.  What a great partnership.

18th October 2017

Our founders and trustees have been updating and advancing their own CPR and AED skills this month.  Jude is now an accredited AED trainer and we will now be able to offer familiarisation sessions for owners of  DiPPs defibrillators. 

15th October 2017

It's the last day for our christmas calvary to get in their designs for the DiPPs christmas cards 2017.  

We can't wait to share them with you.

12th October

We had the first call for one of our community defibrillators today.  NE Ambulance service directed a member of the public to the defibrillator in Hornsfield WGC.   Luckily it wasn't needed this time and the gentleman was whisked to hospital.  We wish him a speedy recovery.  Proud that the system works.

7th October 2017

DiPPs has the key to the door.  Our small but mighty charity has now funded 21 defibrillators.

21 heart safe schools, sports clubs, football clubs and communities in memory of James Hursey.

29th September 2017

A simply incredible day at the first DiPPs golf event.  A huge amount of money has been raised and an absolutely brilliant day was had by all.  A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this event happen.

20th September 2017

We had the most amazing morning supporting the sponsored walk at Sunnyside Rural Trust, and were delighted to present them with defibrillator for one of their adult education centres.  

19th September 2017

We are still looking for 2 golfers to complete our first ever dipps golf tournament on Friday 29th September.  You don't need to be a Tiger Woods to come along and have a great day on the green.

17th September 2017

Having four seasons in one day didn't dampen the spirits at our second Football Family Fundraiser.

In excess of £1,000 was raised for community defibrillators.

23rd June 2017

Arline and Dave are representing DiPPs at the Chipperfield corinthians presentation evening tonight, please make sure to say HI.

22nd June 2017

The wonderful first year Lovekyns at Kingston Grammar school, choose DiPPs as their form charity for a 10 mile walk that they are undertaking next month.  Children really understand the need for defibrillators in public places and we are thrilled by their support.  Details of how you can support them can be found on our fundraising page.

20th June 2017

We are stunned when the PROFS team from Prospect House School, present us with a cheque for £3,000 at their AGM.  They have been an incredible support to us this year and this absolutely took our breath away.  A school with real heart, that do an enormous amount for charity.

Saturday 10th June 2017

DiPPs charity poker night was another huge success.  The wimbledon team turned their vice into donations and raised in excess of £500.

3rd June 2017

Half of the DiPPs family are supporters of the Mighty Wombles, AFC wimbledon.  Today, we applied to be one of their supported charities for next season.  Keeping wombley fingers & toes tightly crossed.

2nd June 2017

The DiPPs team are invited to BBC 3 Counties radio to talk defibrillators.  Local community support is the lifeblood of DiPPs so being able to talk directly to local people in this way means a great deal to us.

19th May 2017

We are thrilled to hand over cheques to two London schools to purchase defibrillators through the DfE scheme.  Details to follow shortly on our DiPPs defibs page.  We have no idea how long this scheme will last, is your school heartsafe?  If not, you can purchase a defibrillator for less than £500.  Please get in touch with us for more details.

17th May 2017

Jude records an interview with BOB FM, garnering local support for DiPPs.

http://www.bobfm.co.uk/news/local-news/family-of-tragic-welwyn-garden-city-teenager-expand-defibrillator-campaign-to-save-lives/

 

14th May 2017

The Evening Standard online take up the story of DiPPs

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/family-of-teen-who-died-from-sudden-heart-attack-will-never-stop-campaign-for-defibrillators-in-a3538176.html


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8th May 2017

Once again, due to huge local community support, the Books & Bakes sale raises in excess of £600, enough to fund the purchase of a defibrillator for a London High school.

6th May 2017

It's a books and baking frenzy in SW19 this morning as James' cousins prepare for their second 'Books & Bakes' sale.  We hope that you will be able to join us tomorrow, Sunday 7th May, from 10am-2pm, 402 Wimbledon Park Road SW19 6PN

Last Summer children at our events designed the most amazing DiPPs characters for us, and we are thrilled to announce that Amy's design was chosen to make it onto our newest DiPPs banner.  We love your angel heart Amy, it gives exactly the message that we are looking for and is so eye catching.  Thank you for being a DiPPS hero - a little something will be winging it's way to you soon.

1st May 2017

We were delighted to be invited to attend WGC FC youth tournament, where we surprised them with a donation of a defibrillator to protect their players, volunteers & supporters.

29th April 2017

Huge thanks to the Potters Bar & District Scouts and Guides for a fabulous donation of £360 from their St. George's Day parade. We will put it to good use in the local community.

We are very excited to have a date for a DiPPs Golf tournament.  All details to be revealed shortly,

14 March 2017

Thanks to the wonderful people at Talking Tables for donating some of their gorgeous Dips Sticks games to our Summer fundraising efforts.  A company with heart.

11.March 2017

Following a brilliant trustees meeting we have some fabulous fundraising ideas in the pipeline.  Keep your eyes peeled on our events pages.

24th February 2017

We are really excited about attending the Prospect House Quiz Night, in aid of DiPPs tonight.

11th February 2017

DiPPs were delighted to donate a defibrillator to Chipperfield Corinthians to keep their players, supporters and volunteers heart safe.  Full details to follow on the DiPPs defibs page.

29th January

DiPPs are encouraging everyone to make sweets for the sweet & show the love for DiPPs and James with a February 14th cake sale.

28th January

We meet with Annabelle Tym from the West Clandon Good Neighbour Committee to advise on a 24 hour public access defibrillator for their community.  We're very excited about this well supported project.   

14th January

Our brilliant defb guy Tom, runs a familiarisation session in a sheltered housing environment to support staff and residents in feeling more confident in using their on site defibrillator.  

 1st December 2016

The DiPPs team kick off advent by talking to the guides and brownies of Potters Bar about defibrillators.The youngest of children can understand that if your building has a fire extinguisher it should have a defibrillator...just in case.

Thank you for choosing us to be the beneficiary of your christmas concert collection.  

26th November 2016

We are so proud to be able to provide Knebworth FC with a defibrillator to keep their young players, coaches and spectators heart safe.


All who knew James know that he was passionate about football and would have whole heartedly agreed with this placement.  

8th October 2016

Annabelle Tudor-Williams and her lovely friend from Sutton High School decide to hold an impromptu cake sale for DiPPs.


They raise in excess of £50.

Thank you girls.

5th October 2016

Jude delivers our first DiPPs assembly at Downsview Primary School, Croydon.


30th September 2016

Our fourth DiPPs funded defibrillator is in place!  The children, staff and parents at Ludwick Nursery school are heart safe.  Are you?

28th September 2016

Another fabulous donation found in our mail box this morning.Best get baking.


Thank you so much to Lis Jones and her anonymous friend x 

27th September


A huge thank you to our anonymous donor who missed our book sale on Sunday.


Please know that we are hugely grateful x

25th September

The DiPPs books and cakes stall was a huge success raising an enormous £614-96.  Huge thanks to our friends, family, neighbours and passers by who were dragged in from the street, who bought and brought books, munched on cakes and got up close and personal with a defibrillator.

21st September

A local man knocks on our door tonight, to explain that he has seen the sign for our book sale and would like to donate some of his books to support it.  Left us, here in wimbledon, with a warm fuzzy feeling.

19th September

James' cousins Teddy, Ben and Arden will be having a pop up book shop at 

402 Wimbledon Park Road SW19 6PN

On Sunday 25th September from 10am - 1pm.  

Full details will appear on our events page shortly.

18th September

The inaugural DiPPs football fundraiser was a resounding success!  

We loved seeing the community come together to have fun and raise funds in memory of our football mad James.  Full details, including our final fundraising total will appear on our DiPPs Events page shortly.

Huge thanks to EVERYONE who attended and contributed in so many different way. 

3rd September 2016

An emotional day in which we break 1,000 supporters on our Facebook page.  If you haven't joined us yet, please drop by to our friendly and informative page  https://www.facebook.com/dipps4james/

22nd August 2016

DiPPs would love to know who is responsible for the fact that we have received a cheque in the post for £362.50.  It comes from 'The Ocado Foundation General Pot' via the Charities Aid commission.  We are enormously grateful to whoever put us forward.

18 August 2016

After a short break in Cornwall, DiPPs are back and are in the process of planning  what we hope will be the first of many football fundraisers.  This will be held on the 18th September 2016, full details on our events page.

27th July 2016

The DiPPs team have a great day taking part in the WGC children's centre fun day.

News and pictures on our events page.

15th July 2016

The defibrillator, match funded by DiPPs arrives at Downsview School Croydon.  We can't wait to see it installed.

13th July 2016

BOB FM interview Arline about the work that DiPPs is doing in the local area.

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6th July 2016

With thanks to the Welwyn and Hatfield times for covering the story of our beloved James, the formation of DiPPs and our first two defibrillators.  Full story on the DiPPs Defibs page.

5th July 2016

A meeting at Downsview School in Croydon results in the school ordering their defibrillator with funding support from DiPPs.

1st July 2016

Official hand over of our first two DiPPs defibrillators to Sir Fredric Osborn School.  Full details on the DiPPs defibs page. 

17th June 2016

Our first two defibrillators arrive at their destination.  Full news and photos to follow on our DiPPs Defibrillators page.

14th June 2016

A very emotional moment when DiPPs are chosen by PROFS, the parent association of Prospect House School, Putney, to be their nominated local charity for the next academic year.  


13th June 2016

Oliver Mowthorpe, 11, shows his support for DiPPs by raising over £25 with a family football sweepstake and his own pocket money!  Oliver, you are a legend. x