Lifesavers get training with new kit at Wellingborough Cricket Club
Wellingborough Town Cricket Club hosted a training evening for volunteers to learn more about its new community defibrillator.
The piece of potentially-lifesaving kit was donated to the club by the charity SADS UK.
In June this year, 40 teams took part in the Rust Bucket Rally 2018. The Rally participants bought a car for no more than £500 and covered 2,500 miles across 10 European countries in four days.
The organisers of the Rally handed the £40,000 raised to SADS UK, which used the money to buy community defibrillators.
The defibrillator at Wellingborough Town Cricket Club is in a heated metal cabinet situated outside the building, so that the general public may also use it if there is a cardiac emergency.
Anne Jolly MBE, founder of SADS UK, said: “We are pleased that Wellingborough Town Cricket Club now has a defibrillator to restart the heart if there is a cardiac arrest on the premises. Using CPR alone provides a five per cent chance of survival but early use of the defibrillator as well increases the chance of survival to over 50 per cent.