Wardle football club has their defibrillator available 24/7 thanks to funding received from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. The club previously had the defibrillator stored inside the building which meant the machine had limited availability.

A defibrillator cabinet ensures the AED is available 24/7 kept in a warm and dry environment. The machine is fully protected and available when needed.

We would urge other organisations to consider whether they could make their defibrillator available for the whole community instead of during opening hours.

Responsible for around 100,000 deaths in the UK every year, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the country’s biggest killers but quick and easy access to a defibrillator can significantly increase the chances of survival.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. Providing an essential and potentially life-saving stage 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.