A DEFIBRILLATOR available to the surrounding community is now on site at Suffolk FA headquarters in Stowmarket.
The defibrillator, which has been registered with the East Anglian Ambulance Service, is fixed to the front of the Suffolk FA offices at The Buntings in Kestrel Drive.
The FA run a discounted scheme with the British Heart Foundation to purchase defibrillators. This scheme has seen the FA put more than 600 defibrillators into local clubs over the past few seasons.
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Suffolk FA have recently partnered with defibrillator provider Wel Medical to provide a special discounted rate for Suffolk clubs.
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard (pictured above) said: “Through this scheme we are really pleased to be able to offer Suffolk clubs a reduced rate to clubs who can deal directly with Wel Medical.”
Interested clubs should contact Ricky McCabe via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the poster below which contains a discount code for the Defibrillator and a Protective Case.
In October 2018 Suffolk FA staff raised around £1,200 by undertaking a sponsored 24-hour cycling challenge to purchase a defibrillator for a grassroots club. This was subsequently presented to Holbrook Hornets Youth FC.
At least one life has been saved thanks to a defibrillator at a Suffolk club.
It was in September 2017 just before the local derby between Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough that a supporter in his 60s collapsed after falling ill.
To watch the video of how the defibrillator saved his life click here