The Premier League’s Defibrillator Fund has enabled us here at Anchorians to install an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at our grounds, aimed at helping save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.
The Fund, set up by the Premier League will enable more than 2,000 sites across the country to install an AED and issupported byThe FA and Sport England and delivered by the Football Foundation.
Anchorians officials will also receive training through The FA Education’s free online Sudden Cardiac Arrest course and guidance on how to update their emergency action plans.
The new defibrillators will be registered with emergency services so any member of the public can use them to help someone experiencing a cardiac arrest.
At least 12 young people, between ages 12-35 years, die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions in the UK every week. Over 30,000 people of all ages suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year and less than one in ten survive, so to be able to have this vital, life-saving piece of equipment is a huge asset to keeping everybody safe.