Life-saving Rugby charity lands vital windfall thanks to public vote - The Rugby Observer

Life-saving Rugby charity lands vital windfall thanks to public vote

Rugby Editorial 7th Mar, 2024 Updated: 7th Mar, 2024   0

A LIFE-SAVING Rugby charity has landed a vital windfall after it won a housebuilder’s competition.

The OurJay Foundation has been awarded £500 from Taylor Wimpey West Midlands after being announced as the winner of the company’s community chest competition.

The Foundation – which was founded in 2022 by Naomi Rees-Issitt in memory of her son Jamie Rees, who died suddenly following a cardiac arrest – received the most nominations from local residents.

The charity aims to raise awareness of the importance of publicly accessible defibrillators and provide training in life-saving skills, and has so far funded the installation of over 130 defibrillators across the region.




Naomi said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of our local community, it was lovely to find out that we had received the most votes and find out that we were going to benefit from the donation.

“We are always grateful for any extra funding we receive and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will go towards helping us to continue to raise awareness of the importance of publicly accessible defibrillators.”


Visit www.ourjay.org.uk for more information on the charity.

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