Life saving defibrillator installed at March Town Cricket Club

11:37 12 May 2014

British Heart Foundation fundraiser Nigel Cole, Rex Mallett of the Isle League, club president Alan Day and Russell Wright, of the Isle League.

British Heart Foundation fundraiser Nigel Cole, Rex Mallett of the Isle League, club president Alan Day and Russell Wright, of the Isle League.

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A life saving piece of equipment has been installed at a cricket club.

The Zoll AED Plus defibrillator, which can make the difference between life and death when someone goes in to cardiac arrest, has been installed in a cabinet in March Town Cricket Club’s pavilion.

It can also be accessed by members of March Squash Club, March Hockey Club, March Bowls Club and the junior Boys and Girls Football Teams.

The defibrillator has been funded through a donation from the former Isle of Ely Football League and a grant from the British Heart Foundation.

It was unveiled at the club’s annual Cheese and Wine Evening on Friday, which was attended by more than 90 people including Nigel Cole, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation, and two former Isle of Ely Football League chairmen, Rex Mallett and Russell Wright.

March Town Cricket Club chairman Les Mills said: “In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest the emergency services respond quickly however we live in a rural area so the use of the AED Defibrillator in the time before the ambulance arrives could potentially

save lives.

“The machine is fully automated and tells the user what to do. We are extremely grateful to the generous donation from the former Isle of Ely Football League and the grant received from the British Heart Foundation.”

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