Hampshire Cricket Foundation Launches Free Cricket Club Defibrillator Scheme

The Hampshire Cricket Foundation is launching a new ground-breaking programme which will provide portable defibrillators to cricket clubs in Hampshire

The Hampshire Cricket Foundation, the charity of Hampshire Cricket, is pleased to announce the launch of a new ground-breaking programme which will provide portable defibrillators to cricket clubs in Hampshire.

The charity is partnering with the Community Heartbeat Trust and the Club Cricket Charity for the initiative which will provide 40 portable automated external defibrillator units to clubs free of charge.

The units are designed to facilitate immediate treatment on any individual suffering a cardiac arrest whilst awaiting professional help and could be crucial in saving the life of anyone who may require medical attention as a result of cardiac arrest.

This provision, which also includes training, insurance and registration with local emergency services, is part of the Hampshire Cricket Foundation’s ‘Changing Lives. Saving Lives’ initiative which aims to deliver a healthier future for people across the county.

The Hampshire Cricket Foundation is dedicated to supporting our local communities with initiatives which can change and save lives.

We’re delighted to be able to provide these defibrillator units to clubs as this fulfils one of the key objectives which we established for the charity in 2019.

I’d like to thank everyone who has donated to the charity and made this possible.

David Mann, Hampshire Cricket CEO & Hampshire Cricket Foundation Trustee

How To Apply

All Hampshire Cricket Board affiliated clubs (Category 1 & 2) are eligible to submit an application to receive a defibrillator by clicking on the button below (last date for applications 31st January 2021).  Please click here for terms and conditions; contact simon.jones@ageasbowl.com for further information or in the event of any query.

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The Hampshire Cricket Foundation, previously known as Hampshire Cricket in the Community, relaunched in 2019 with the aim of raising funds to support four key objectives:

  1. Provide a life-saving public access defibrillator and training for its use to affiliated cricket clubs in Hampshire
  2. Organise a cardiac screening programmes for 14-year-old club cricketers in Hampshire each year and support a range of other cardiovascular screening programmes at the Ageas Bowl
  3. Introduce a Healthy Heart Programme across Hampshire primary schools to help to encourage children to lead active and healthy lives
  4. Offer heart patients a supervised exercise and rehabilitation programme

The Hampshire Cricket Foundation’s defibrillator scheme follows a range of other fundraising initiatives carried out by Hampshire Cricket this summer.

A donation of more than £50,000 was made by the Club to Southampton Hospitals Charity in September with funds raised through a combination of charity auctions, donations from ticket purchasers and profits from the sale of replica Hampshire 2020 playing shirts.

The donation is directly supporting the construction of a new rehabilitation space at University Hospital Southampton’s General Intensive Care Unit, helping to enhance the care, experience and outcomes for thousands of patients at the facility.

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