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After several weeks of collaboration with Lucky2BHere and designer Hugh Campbell, we’re proud to announce the release of the charity’s new website, which is expected to improve their reputation and visibility.
Lucky2BHere is a charity that saves lives by providing defibrillators and emergency life support (ELS) training to Scottish communities. It’s great to be able to support their cause, and we hope the new website will attract more people to fundraise for the charity and encourage communities to look into acquiring defibrillators and ELS training, which might well enable them to save a life one day.
Lucky2BHere was founded by Ross Cowie, after his own life was saved by a defibrillator operated by an ambulance crew that just happened to be close-by.Ross’ initial objective was to raise money for just one defibrillator, but he didn’t stop there and the charity took off.
In over 5 years, Lucky2BHere has raised enough money to install over 200 defibrillators in communities and trained thousands of ordinary people including training in many high schools with the long term aim of having ELS included in the curriculum of every high school in Scotland.
The charity recently partnered with ‘Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’ to be able to expand its activities throughout Scotland.
Lucky2BHere’s unique approach is that it focuses on encouraging people to raise money as part of leading a more active and healthier lifestyle.
To better reflect Lucky2BHere’s new national profile, the charity decided to upgrade its previous website. Graphic Designer Hugh Campbell provided the site design -- our staff then built an editable and mobile responsive website, using Sitekit CMS.
A key feature of the site is the locator map, which shows where nearby defibrillators are located. This map was created using Sitekit CMS unique ‘posts’ database, integrated with Google Maps.
The master defibrillator maintenance and location database is an integral feature of the website, making it easy for Lucky2BHere staff to keep the public-facing database up-to-date. Ross Cowie, founder of Lucky2BHere, said: “The Sitekit team has been fantastic to work with on this project - patient and helpful in bringing our team into the 21st century. Sitekit has supported Lucky2BHere since Day 1 of the charity, and we are very grateful to them for helping us get to this position.”
Douglas MacDougall, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Community Support Worker/Lucky2BHere administrator said: “Sitekit CMS is so powerful, yet easy to use – it makes my job of managing the Lucky2BHere database and the website so much easier than it was.”
Have a look at Lucky2BHere’s new website on http://www.lucky2bhere.org - and please consider making a donation to support the life-saving work they’re doing.
The Sitekit team has been fantastic to work with on this project - patient and helpful in bringing our team into the 21st century. Sitekit has supported Lucky2BHere since Day 1 of the charity, and we are very grateful to them for helping us get to this position.