Chasetown FC scores a lifesaver supplied by Hartshorne Group

Chasetown FC scores a lifesaver supplied by Hartshorne Group

Chasetown FC is installing a life-saving heart defibrillator at The Scholars Ground in order to help keep the club and its local community safe.

The portable medical device, which can be used to restart a person’s heart in an emergency, was donated by staff at Hartshorne Group as part of the company’s Healthy Heart Campaign. The defibrillator will be located at the football club’s newly renovated ground in Burntwood in Staffordshire.

Chasetown Chairman Steve Jones said: “I’d like to thank everybody at Hartshorne for helping to keep our home a safe place to visit. It’s great to know that we have a heart defibrillator close by if ever a need should arise.”

The club celebrated its return to The Scholars Ground earlier this month for the first time since April, following the installation of a new all-weather 3G artificial pitch.

Andy Gray, Truck Sales Executive at Hartshorne, said: “We heard about the improvements being made at Chasetown and I spoke to the club’s CEO Richard Lamb to offer our support. The defibrillator will reassure all who visit the ground and surrounding beauty spots that their wellbeing is of paramount importance.”

Hartshorne Group, which supplies and services Volvo commercial vehicles throughout the Midlands, has so far donated 12 defibrillators since launching its campaign in conjunction with West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Defibrillators come with voice instructions and can be used by anybody. Around 30,000 people a year suffer a cardiac arrest that occurs somewhere other than a hospital. Hartshorne donates £1 towards the medical devices for every hour of physical exercise that staff record via an app.

Phil Brookfield, Operations Director at Hartshorne, said: “We are delighted to have supplied a defibrillator to Chasetown FC as part of our Healthy Heart Campaign. The device will be located outside of the ground so that the local community have access to the device 24 / 7.”

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