JUNE 10 & 11, 2018
Join us at our 2018 Lord Wedgwood Charity Event! The Wedgwood Blue Dinner will be held at The Country Club of Birmingham on Sunday June 10 and our Links to Life Celebrity Golf Tournament will follow on Monday June 11 at Shoal Creek. For more information, visit the charity website at www.lordwedgwoodcharity.org. You can register for the event, purchase tickets, participate in our online auction, become a sponsor, or make a donation by CLICKING HERE.
Lord Piers Wedgwood
The Birmingham Museum of Art is the "largest and most comprehensive collection of Wedgwood ceramics outside of England." This incredible highlight of our city created our connection with Lord Piers Wedgwood - International Ambassador for Wedgwood China and Waterford Crystal, as well as a member of the British House of Lords. In 2001, Lord Wedgwood suffered a major heart attack while playing golf in Birmingham, Alabama, but an AED helped save his life. Following his recovery, Lord Wedgwood was inspired to give back to the community and formed the Lord Wedgwood Charity. With the help of Birmingham-based business leaders, including Floyd Larkin from Stop Heart Attack, the Lord Wedgwood Charity helps place Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in high schools and community gathering places.
In 2002, Lord Wedgwood and long-time friend/ business partner, Frank Bromberg, III, along with Floyd Larkin and Robbie Robertson, created the Lord Wedgwood Blue Dinner and Wedgwood Links to Life Celebrity Golf Classic Tournament in order to raise funds for this life-saving cause.
Since its establishment, the Lord Wedgwood Charity has raised in excess of $420,000.00 and placed over 500 AEDs in many states across the country. The charity is proud that at least five lives (and many more unknown) have been saved due to its donations and the awareness it has raised.
After the death of Lord Wedgwood in 2013, the charity has taken a more aggressive approach by involving the preventative approach of supplying ECG devices for Heart Screenings and funding the research from ASMI.
Starting in 2018, Wedgwood Charity will also start supplying Schools and other organizations with the CPR, AED, and Basic Life Support training they need.
To fight sudden cardiac arrest, which claims more than 250,000 lives per year and to raise awareness about the need for public access defibrillation in the community. To also raise awareness for the importance of pre-screening in young athletes to help prevent harm or injury.
To raise funds in order to organize and participate in pre-screenings of young athletes, and to supply schools with AED's and the training they need to be prepared in an emergency situation.
To make public access defibrillation and pre-screening in young athletes the standard, not the exception, and to help drastically reduce the number of cardiac-related deaths in young athletes in the coming years.