Junior Football team run for defibs

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Parents at a local junior football club have donned their running gear and taken to the streets to raise money for life-saving defibrillator equipment.

Cheadle-based Inter Cheadle Junior Football club were keen to ensure that the vital equipment was made available in the event of a medical emergency.

Iain Kelly of Inter Cheadle explained:

“I decided that we needed to try and purchase a life -saving defibrillator which would not only benefit our kids but parents and opposition as well. It seems strange that young children are not allowed to play football if they don’t have their shin pads but can carry on even if a Defibrillator is not present.

“I then spoke to Joanne and Dan from Millie’s Trust who advised me that I could get my defibrillator through them – but not only that they would provide it free of charge. Amazing work by amazing people.

“I tasked our parents to run the Stockport 10k and raise money to enable us to buy our Defib, hoping that we would at least be able to afford one. 15 parents decided to take me up on the challenge and between us we managed to raise a fantastic £1400 – this has enabled us to purchase 2 defibs, so along with the one provided by Millie’s Trust that gives us 3 life saving defibrillators.”

The club has since purchased the equipment and begun training parents to use it.

Picture: Inter Cheadle Parents after completing the Stockport 10k and raising £1400