Kelly Ebanja, Business Development Executive at Teneo Ltd, the Specialist Integrator of Next Generation Technology based in Sulhamstead, Reading, chose South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust’s League of Friends to receive a donation of £500 from her employer when she won the company’s employee of the month award, known as “The Teneo DNA Award”, for February.
The money will be used by the League of Friends to help fund the installation of more public access defibrillators in Kelly’s local community.
Dick Tracey, Community Responder Manager at SCAS and Trustee of the League of Friends, who received the cheque from Kelly, said:
“This is a very generous – and life-saving – donation from Kelly and it will mean awful lot to an awful lot of people. Our figures show that each public access defibrillator is used on average at least twice a year so the fact that the donation from Tenoe will help us install a new defibrillator undoubtedly means that more lives can be saved. It’s our aim to make sure everyone in the South Central region is never more than 10 minutes away from a defibrillator. That’s because if a patient is in cardiac arrest, for every minute that passes without them receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – or chest compressions – and a shock from a defibrillator, their chances of survival decrease by 10%.”
Kelly Ebanjo, Business Development Executive at Teneo Ltd, said:
“I am beginning to notice more and more of these public access defibrillators and choose South Central Ambulance Service to receive the donation from Teneo as the more defibrillators there are, the more lives can be saved. It’s great to be able to help give something back to the local community that will make a real difference.”
James Hall, Operations Director at Teneo Ltd, said:
“All staff across our offices in the UK, USA, Australia and France can nominate a colleague in our monthly DNA Award that they think has gone ‘above and beyond’ in their job. As well as giving the winner a personal prize, we’re very happy to allow them to decide where Teneo should donate £500 to a cause or charity that matters to them. When Kelly nominated South Central Ambulance Service and explained what the money would be used for, we were delighted to be able to make this life-saving contribution.”