Bobbi's Mission

Remembering best friend Michael Quinn, Newcastle West.


Bobbi's Mission

Remembering best friend Michael Quinn, Newcastle West.

Bobbi is up for a national charity award in London in July!

Bobbi Potts is a 16 year old from Lemington.  She is a force to be reckoned with, focused and determined to keep Michaels memory alive and hopefully save some lives along the way.

Tragically 2 years ago Bobbi lost her best friend Michael Quinn, 14.  Michael suffered an asthma attack which led to a cardiac arrest.  Michael's death devastated the whole community and beyond.  He was loved by all.

North East Hearts with Goals made contact with Bobbi and decided to place a defibrillator in Michaels name at his younger brothers and sisters school in West Denton and Bobbi's mission was born.

Lemington Riverside Primary School

West Denton Primary School

Broadwood Primary School

Lemington Lions JFC

Newburn Primary School

Waverley Primary School

Throckley Primary School

Walbottle Primary School

All heart safe through Bobbi's Mission for Michael.


If you or your family have children attending school or attending sports clubs in Newcastle's West End please support Bobbi.  Her sights are set high and we have no doubt she will achieve her goal.

Bobbi is the perfect example of how you can help your own community become heart safe.

John Clayton Fundraisers

John Clayton Fundraisers

John Clayton was only 43 when he collapsed shortly after playing in a charity football match in April 2010.  Many members of John’s family including his brother Peter and Peter’s wife Lisa, have recently joined North East Hearts with Goals to install lifesaving defibrillators around the Tees area and provide a lasting legacy for John.  

The groups fundraising efforts have already been rewarded with the save of a 30 year old gentleman by Dave Todd from the Teeside Voluntary Emergency Services which received a donated defibrillator just a couple of weeks before.

 “By throwing ourselves into fundraising we are providing a lasting legacy for John and helping the many others who might one day benefit from an AED in the event of an emergency.”

John Clayton Fundraisers are a welcome amazing addition to our team!

You can learn about John Clayton Fundraiser's on their Facebook page.


AED's for Gateshead Schools


AED's for Gateshead Schools


Emma Bowman is a police officer leading a campaign to install defibrillators in schools after teaming up with North East Hearts with Goals.

PC Emma Bowman's day job normally involves her stepping out on patrol across Gateshead, engaging with local people and pursuing criminals operating in her patch.

But that is not the only way PC Bowman is trying to save lives - after teaming up with a local charity with the hope of installing defibrillators in schools across the North East.

The Gateshead bobby has also been joined by Ryan Murphy, from Whickham School and Sports College, who has now set up his own business delivering first aid in schools.

PC Bowman has so far helped introduce the life-saving equipment in four schools in the area - with Clover Hill Primary School in Sunniside the latest to be given a defibrillator.

And now she is hoping to raise more money so they can introduce defibrillators in more schools across the force area.

PC Bowman, who works as part of Gateshead West Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "I initially started this as a personal goal to raise funds and awareness to get this life saving equipment in my daughters school.

"In the role that I do you come across a number of tragic cases and I thought this was something that I could do to make sure the school had everything they needed if a child, or adult for that matter, did go into cardiac arrest.

"When I started to raise the funds for that, I quickly realised that I could use my role as a neighbourhood police officer to raise awareness and actually be able to do this for many more schools in the area.

"I managed to get together a bit of a team of people including the charity 'Hearts with Goals', the NHS, LG Fitness and other members of the community who wanted to help with the project.

"Ryan Murphy has also been fantastic and has set up his own first aid buisness to provide accredited first aid training in schools.

"We have been able to raise enough money to fund the introduction of defibrillators in four schools which means hundreds of children's lives could be saved if they are ever in need of that type of urgent medical attention.

"I am really proud to have been a part of that and if it saves the life of one child then it has all been worthwhile."

Other schools to have introduced the equipment - which costs around £500 as part of a government scheme - include Fellside School, the first to install the equipment, and Gibside School in Whickham.

Every single year as many as 270 children die in the UK after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest at school and every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the person’s chances of survival by up to 10 per cent when they go into cardiac arrest.

To help PC Bowman in her fundraising efforts then visit