Industry-first partnership sees Chancerygate install defibrillators on all developments

Chancerygate has announced an industry first partnership with the Henry Angell-James Memorial Trust (HAJMT) which will see the company install defibrillators at all its under construction and future developments.

Founded in March 2019, the trust was established in memory of Henry Angell-James who was a director of Birmingham-based industrial developer Graftongate Developments. Henry died aged 54 in October 2017 following a cardiac arrest.

Chancerygate is the first industrial developer and asset manager in the UK to commit to installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at its developments in conjunction with HAJMT. The first AED has been installed at Chancerygate’s Beeston Business Park scheme in Nottingham and the developer will fit further AEDs on its current and future projects.

Chancerygate’s AEDs will be registered with The Circuit, the national defibrillator network, which is connected to every ambulance service in the UK and allows them to direct bystanders to the nearest defibrillator to help save lives.

Commenting on the partnership, the trust’s founder and Henry’s wife, Sally Angell-James, said: “Chancerygate’s commitment to installing AEDs at all its under construction and future developments is an amazing boost to the trust, and will further raise its profile nationwide.”

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK, with around 95 per cent of cardiac arrests that happen outside hospitals proving fatal. By placing AEDs in more locations with public access, our objective is to reduce that number and save lives.

“This is further enabled by the fact that the devices being installed at Chancerygate’s developments are semi-automated, which makes them straightforward to use.”

Chancerygate managing director, Richard Bains, added: “We are proud to be the first industrial developer and asset manager to support the trust in this way.

“Sally is an inspiration to us all, having turned a personal tragedy into a force for positive change that will benefit people and undoubtedly save lives. We look forward to continuing to support the trust and raise awareness of Sally’s work throughout the UK.”

In memory of Henry, the Angell-James Family is on a mission to help save the lives of others by raising money to buy Free Public Access Defribillators. To get involved, donate or partner with the trust, please visit their website for more information.

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