A new public access defibrillator has been fitted outside of the clubhouse at the War Memorial Recreation Ground. The new device has been provided by Richard Moyses & Julie Pitchford, in memory of their late father Peter, who had a long association with the football club.
Having a public access defibrillator available in an emergency can be lifesaving, especially in rural areas where ambulance response times may be longer. By using a defibrillator on someone within three minutes of them going into cardiac arrest, their chance of survival is increased to around 75 per cent.
The defibrillator is situated on the outside wall of the clubhouse, within easy reach of all pitches. It is also well positioned should it be needed in an emergency, at the tennis or bowls clubs, scouts or the playpark.