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West Bridgford woman launches bleed kit campaign in memory of her son

Zoe Cooke from West Bridgford has started a campaign to help victims of knife crime after her son was fatally stabbed in Ilkeston earlier this year.

The first Bleed Control Kit is available and registered to the ambulance service when 999 is called inside TukTuk in Gordon Road West Bridgford.

The kits can help save lives after a wound is suffered by controlling bleeding long enough for emergency services or first responders to administer life-saving support to victims.

It’s hoped that more kits will shortly be installed in city centre locations like Old Market Square.

Zoe Cooke said:

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‘It doesn’t have to be knife crime it can be anything with a serious bleed.

‘These kits are registered with the ambulance service so when someone calls 999 they will know there is one located at the shop for either the police or public to use.

‘We picked Tuk Tuk as my son was 22 and grew up at home with me in West Bridgford and this is his friends shop.

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Zoe with Zak from Tuk Tuk

 

‘My son was fatally stabbed in Ilkeston on 4 July 2021 and I want to know his death is not in vain by putting in place these bleed kits to help save lives.

‘Knife crime is happening everywhere.’

‘We are looking for other companies in and around Nottingham to donate these kits to from funds we have raised.’

The kits cost £600 when installed in secure cabinets.

Zoe has set up this fund-raising page to try to raise money for more bleed kits to be placed around there city.

Zoe has started a Facebook Group Anti Knife Crime Nottingham here

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