The club are pleased to announce that Betty’s Mead will be the new site for a public access defibrillator funded by fantastic charity Jay’s Aim.
The defibrillator will be installed on Monday, and will be registered shortly after.
Club chairman Nick Powers said ‘We’re extremely delighted and can’t thank Jay’s Aim enough. With over 150 players at the club, and when you consider other teams visiting and spectators, having access to a defibrillator has been one of our priorities for a long time.
We’ve never had an issue issue or incident where we would’ve needed to use a defibrillator. However, it is one of those things you have just in case but never want to have to use’.
Exeter Panthers will work closely with Jay’s aim over the coming months, and will be arranging CPR training and defibrillator training for all of our Under 9s age groups and above.
The club will be fundraising on behalf of Jay’s Aim helping them to fund many more public access defibrillator over coming weeks and months.
Jay’s Aim mission statement is to reduce the number of young people who die of sudden cardiac death in the South West of England. We believe this objective can be met by our three aims: Assess, Inform and Make a Difference.
Assess: Provide information on how you can check if you or a loved one might be suffering from an undiagnosed heart condition.
Inform: Spread knowledge of cardiac conditions in the young.
Make a Difference: Provide emergency life-saving equipment and life-saving training.