Lifesavers get training with new kit at Wellingborough Cricket Club

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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.

For more information about SADS or placing a defibrillator in your community contact Anne Joll on 01277 811215 or info@sadsuk.org, or visit www.sadsuk.org.