Rugby charity’s life-saving work continues as defibrillators installed at fast-food restaurants - The Rugby Observer

Rugby charity’s life-saving work continues as defibrillators installed at fast-food restaurants

Rugby Editorial 10th May, 2024   0

A LIFE-SAVING charity set up by a Rugby mum in memory of her son has installed more defibrillators in the community – this time at local fast food restaurants.

The OurJay Foundation has teamed up with McDonald’s to install the automated external defibrillator (AED) at its premises in Leicester Road, London Road off the A45, and in Vicar Lane in Daventry.

Local McDonald’s franchisee Glyn Pashley said: “I’m delighted that we can support our community and do our part to hopefully save lives with these easily accessible defibrillators.

“I’m keen to raise awareness of their existence in our local community so people have peace of mind that these vital machines are close at hand.




“If we make a difference to even one person’s life, it will be worth it.”

The OurJay Foundation has now installed 159 AEDs across the region since its establishment in 2022.


Naomi Rees-Issitt founded the charity in the name of her son Jamie Rees, who died suddenly at the age of 18 following a cardiac arrest in the early hours of New Years Day 2022.

While Jamie’s friends knew a defibrillator was close by at Ashlawn School, they were unable to access it given the time of day.

Sine then, Naomi has worked tirelessly to supply public access defibrillators in Rugby to try and prevent the same tragedy happening to other families.

The charity also provides training in life-saving resuscitation skills. Visit www.ourjay.org.uk for more information.

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