The Warrington Wolves Foundation’s Young Trustees were delighted to accept a new defibrillator donated from local charity Ciaran’s Cause for the Community Floor at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
The youngsters aged between 13 and 18 years old became inspired by Ciaran Geddes who in 2012, aged 7, went out to play football with his friends and having suffered a suspected cardiac arrest sadly passed away. Ciaran’s mum Marika, subsequently created the Ciaran’s Cause charity (www.ciaranscause.co.uk) to provide schools and sports clubs with defibrillators and awareness training across the county. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone’s chances of survival by 10 per cent and the Young Trustees have undertaken a series of fundraising events in support of the charity.
Following the presentation, Cheryl Stewart (Trustee from Ciaran’s Cause) stated ‘”We would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to Warrington Wolves Foundation’s Young Trustees and to everyone who have raised a fantastic amount for the charity and also for increasing awareness of the lifesaving equipment”.
The Wolves are committed to ensuring the welfare of all individuals who access The Stadium and are currently embarking on a series of refresher workshops to equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge required to use the potentially life-saving equipment.