This Saturday our teams training at Shuker Field will be going on the run!
It’s all in a good cause to raise the funds needed to put a life-saving defibrillator into the club house.
Our volunteers will be out with the collecting bucket to gather up loose change (or even anything foldable!) and the club has pledged to match whatever is collected from its own precious funds.
The run will take place at the start of training – setting off at about 9.05am from the mini pitch near the club house. We’re asking all players to take part in one lap of the field (or the main pitch for the smaller ones) and for mums, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc, to throw in what they can. Of course parents and guardians, you can run too!
Defibrillators are becoming increasingly common for a very good reason – they save lives. Having them at sporting venues makes good sense and a quickly deployed defib can mean the difference between life and death because quick treatment of heart conditions is often crucial.
All of our managers and coaches who hold an FA license (and many others) have been trained in the use of automatic defibrillators, though the truth is that anyone can be talked through it when they have an ambulance service operator on the phone. The critical thing is to have the device to hand when it’s needed.
So, we hope everyone will join in to make sure we can put one in place at our football club, for the good of all of our players, volunteers and spectators who might one day need it. Thank you.