Louth Town Football Club has got a life saving new defibrillator, with the help of the Football Association (FA) and British Heart Foundation (BHF).
In a unique partnership between the BHF and the FA, more than 900 defibrillators have been made available to clubs at steps one to six of the National League System and clubs in the Women’s Super League to help save the lives of cardiac arrest casualties.
Louth Town is the latest club to install a defibrillator, giving players, staff and fans access to the equipment needed to save lives in their community.
The club was also given information about hands on CPR, which was made famous for the BHF in TV adverts by football legend Vinnie Jones.
Two thirds of the costs of the defibrillator was provided to the club by the FA and BHF.
Mick Hill, club secretary, said: “This vital piece of equipment could prove to be difference between life and death and it’s a welcome addition to this club and its community.”
A defibrillator gives the heart a controlled electrical shock during cardiac arrest.