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Our James died on 10th September 2015.

He was 18 years old.

James Hursey was a beloved son, brother, nephew and cousin. He was a boyfriend, a colleague, a neighbour a friend. He was a gentle giant at 6'4 with a wicked sense of humour and an all encompassing hug. His loss was a devastating blow to his family, friends and his community.

We thought that we were the only family to have ever been struck by such a tragedy. Such an unexpected and inexplicable death must surely be unheard of. When we lifted our heads above the parapet we were horrified to discover that far from being alone, 12-15 fit and healthy young people die, without warning, every week in the UK alone.

The only thing that can save someone after a sudden cardiac arrest is CPR and defibrillation. We realised that we wanted to see a greater number of defibrillators in public places, to fight the odds of survival, not just for young people but for the 80,000 people who will have a cardiac arrest in a public place each year.

The DiPPs Team

Better Together 

Jude Temple

Chair of Trustees

Jude is James' Auntie, by virtue of being Arline's sister and is also Mum to Arden, Ben & Ted.

Jude is hugely involved in DiPPs social media, particularly twitter & particularly enjoys engaging the youngest members of the DiPPs community in being heart safe. In her 'spare time' Jude works in schools as a literacy consultant and is also an accredited AED trainer.

David Hursey

Founder, trustee and Secretary

Dave is dad to James and Katie.

You won't find him on our social media pages very often but he is the go to man face-to-face when discussing the finer details of defibrillators and cabinets.

Dave works full time but will take any opportunity to engage people in becoming aware of defibrillators.

Arline Hursey (with katie)

Founder and Trustee

Arline is mum to James and Katie (pictured) She has a successful ironing business in Welwyn Garden City and in her 'spare time' works in pre school education. She is also a first aid trainer.

If you email us, you will generally speak to Arline.

We, the founders and trustees of DiPPs want to assure you that we do not take a penny from DiPPs in wages. We keep all expenses pertaining to our charity to a minimum, we have not paid for web designers or professional fund raisers and duck houses have we none! We work for DiPPs from our sofas, desks and kitchen tables between our day jobs and being parents.

  Every penny donated to DiPPs helps us to fund defibrillators - every penny counts.