Our Charity Objective

For the public benefit to preserve and protect the health of people in the rural areas of Buckinghamshire by providing, installing, maintaining and promoting awareness of public access defibrillators.

Registered Charity Number | 1162664

About Us

At present Defibrillators are not available locally within many Parishes surrounding Princes Risborough and ambulance response can be in excess of 12 minutes. It is a recognised fact that if treatment to stabilise a patient’s heart is provided quickly then the patient has a much improved chance of making a full recovery.

The Rural Defibrillator Project seeks to provide equipment for public use that can lessening the danger to life or life-changing consequences of heart failure. The charity was initially sponsored by Princes Risborough Golf Club and subsequently further local companies have joined us to help our cause. For example Risboro Garage have funded a defibrillator sited at the Fire Station in Princes Risborough, are funding an ambulance for the “Risboro First Responders” and are raising money for further defibrillators alongside of us. We are grateful for all of the help we can get.

July 2017 Update

It has been six months since our last Update and we are pleased to report that progress continues to be made. Our main effort has been in Princes Risborough where the Defibrillator count has now reached six, with a further two in the pipeline. All this has been made... read more

RCDG Celebration Event

An event to celebrate the installation of the 5th Public Access Defibrillator (PADs) for Princes Risborough was held on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at the Princes Risborough Literary Institute, High Street, Princes Risborough at 2pm. The event also marks the installation... read more

January 2017 Update

A Happy New Year and thank you to all those who have contributed to our success over 2016. Our progress over the past year has been good with our initial target of 20 units being achieved. What this means is that many Communities, in areas where ambulance response... read more

I was impressed by the model of great partnership you have demonstrated in your community. You saw the need for accessible defibrillators in your rural community, you had a vision, brought people together, raised significant funds and trained this team of invaluable experienced and skilled volunteers, the Community First Responders. You then set out your stall to go one better and provide your volunteer team with a customised car and amazingly achieved this in three months due to the community engagement.

Francesca Skelton

High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire

Wingrave Community Centre

Wingrave Community Centre

Phone Box on Bell Street

Phone Box on Bell Street

The Red Lion at Longwick

The Red Lion at Longwick

Risborough Fire Station

Risborough Fire Station

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Princes Risborough Golf Club

Princes Risborough Golf Club

Lacey Green Millenium Hall

Lacey Green Millenium Hall

Bledlow Ridge Village Hall

Bledlow Ridge Village Hall

Speen Village Shop

Speen Village Shop

Bledlow Village Hall

Bledlow Village Hall

Bradenham Village

Bradenham Village

Haddenham Library

Haddenham Library

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Naphill Village Hall

Naphill Village Hall

The Old Chapel House

The Old Chapel House

Longwick Village Hall

Longwick Village Hall

Community Impact Bucks

Community Impact Bucks

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Risborough Community Centre

Risborough Community Centre

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Winchmore Hill Memorial Hall

Winchmore Hill Memorial Hall

St Dunstans Whiteleaf Dentists

St Dunstans Whiteleaf Dentists

Princes Risborough Literary Institute

Princes Risborough Literary Institute

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Great Hampden Village Hall

Great Hampden Village Hall

North Dean Memorial Village Hall

North Dean Memorial Village Hall