The Foundation is extremely thankful for the support of an anonymous individual from the Saints Sinners Facebook group who has donated an amount of money for a defibrillator.
A defibrillator is a vital piece of medical equipment that delivers a high energy, electric shock to the heart through the chest wall. It’s use can significantly increase someone’s chance of survival during a cardiac arrest before the emergency services arrive.
The anonymous individual said ‘As a long-standing fan of Northampton Saints and especially watching the crucial work the Northampton Saints Foundation has played in the community, helping many over the years educationally and providing invaluable support, I felt that it was time to give back to the Foundation. Having seen a poll for a vital defibrillator run where sadly the Foundation did not succeed and having recently seen the number of fans and sporting players that have been revived by close and immediate action by first responders, we felt at Saints Sinners it was important to provide for the fans that visit our great club. We are delighted to be able to support the both the Foundation and the great family club that is Northampton Saints.’
To ensure the defibrillator is accessible to everyone at cinch stadium at Franklin’s Gardens the Foundation have secured it to the painted wall on the side of the Foundation building in the village. It is safely stored in a cabinet and registered with Circuit, the national defibrillator network, and the ambulance service.
Catherine Deans, Managing Director said “Since the charity formed the support from Saints Sinners has been fantastic and we are very grateful for the the donation from a kind individual. We hope the defibrillator never has to be used but should an emergency arise, it is available.”
The Foundation would like to extend its thanks to the whole of Saints Sinners who have been a fantastic support to the Foundation since its formation as the charity arm of Northampton Saints RFC.