Pucklechurch Cricket Club receives lifesaving defibrillator from local housebuilder

March 04 2022
Pucklechurch Cricket Club receives lifesaving defibrillator from local housebuilder

Members of the cricket club will be able to easily access the defibrillator by the changing room.

Last week Pucklechurch Cricket Club, South Gloucestershire, received a life-saving defibrillator from local housebuilder Redrow South West.

Pucklechurch Cricket Club currently has three adult teams, an All Stars Cricket team for 5 to 8-year-olds and a Dynamo Cricket team for 9 to 11-year-olds. In addition to this there is also a recently established ladies softball team. 

Ryan Watts, 1st XI Captain at the cricket club, was present at the defibrillator demonstration. He said: “As a captain you always feel responsible for your teams. A defibrillator is an essential tool to save the life of someone in the event of them suffering a cardiac arrest. It is very reassuring to be prepared should any such accident occur at the cricket club in the future. 

Members of the cricket club will be able to easily access the defibrillator by the changing room.

The defibrillator gives voice prompts and easy to understand visuals that guide the user through treating a patient who is suffering a cardiac arrest.

Clive Setter from Heartsafe AED locator who supplied the equipment and provided training for the club said: "This is one of the most highly developed defibrillators on the market.

“We are fortunate to have an incredible ambulance service in this country and calling 999 should always be the first call of action in any emergency. However, without a defibrillator there is only about a three or four per cent chance of survival for someone with cardiac arrest. A defibrillator, good CPR and getting to the patient within seven or eight minutes, can increase the success rate by 50 to 70 per cent.”

Charlotte Newnes, Area Sales Manager in the South West was also present at the demonstration. She said: “The training experience has been incredibly thought-provoking. It has shown me just how important it is that clubs and locations where people gather have access to a defibrillator.

“Here at Redrow we want to contribute to a safe and healthy community - not just at our developments but also in the surrounding areas. We are thrilled to be able to provide this valuable, potentially life-saving resource to Pucklechurch Cricket Club.“

Pucklechurch Cricket Club is located close to Redrow’s Frenchay Gardens development. Located just outside of Bristol’s city centre, the development offers great transport links that accommodate a healthy work-life balance.

Redrow has recently announced its final phase in the area, due to be released in 2022. The development offers luxury one and two-bedroom apartments, ideal for first-time buyers. Prospective homeowners are encouraged to act swiftly to book their viewing appointments.