Rugeley Cricket Club has fundraised for a defibrillator to be permanently located within their clubhouse. The joint venture between the cricket club and Rugeley Runners means that the club is ready to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
The club is also in the process of arranging a training session to ensure members are fully aware of the machine and how it works if needed.
AEDs are essential and play a huge part in the treatment of anyone suffering a Cardiac Arrest, defibrillators are easy to operate with step-by-step instructions for members of the community to use in an emergency.
The fundraising efforts were boosted with funding from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme that sees customers in the local area voting for a community initiative.
Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate said: “It’s great to see another AED out in the community. I would urge other people in the area to contact us to see how we can help. A big well done to the club and everyone who donated"