Posted: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 11:07
A COMMUNITY tennis club in Kibworth has taken steps to ensure their defibrillator is accessible to the local community with the support of a local heart charity, The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, and Co-op Community Fund.
The defibrillator is prominently located on the front of the Kibworth Tennis Club house wall and is easily accessible to the community of Kibworth and available 24/7. The external cabinet which will keep the defibrillator safe has been donated by the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT), which works with sports clubs and community groups to raise awareness of sudden heart deaths, particularly in young people.
In addition, 20 x club members and other organisations have already taken part in a FREE JHMT Joe's Mini HeartStart for Sports Clubs CPR & AED familiarisation training session which aims to ensure sports club members, including players, officials and volunteers, know how to use a defibrillator and can perform CPR in an emergency. The club plan to host two more sessions during August and September to ensure all members have had the opportunity to learn key lifesaving skills.