Fit Rovers committee members have raised more than £1,200 along with gift aid, to help Club Doncaster Foundation purchase another piece of life saving equipment.
In October, a Fit Rovers participant fell ill during a regular circuit sessions, hosted by the health and wellbeing team. Due to the quick response from both staff and participants, plus the use of a defibrillator, his life was saved.
The committee raised the £1,253.04 plus Gift Aid through organised football events and a range of fundraising activities.
Foundation duty health and wellbeing manager, Lauren Cuttell said: “We’ve had to use a defib in the past and it was a scary moment for us all. Without the life saving equipment, the situation could have had a very different outcome."
"The work in which the committee have done to raise this money is incredible. We can’t thank them enough."
"It really is beneficial having more than one life saving piece of equipment. We’ve got more projects lined up, so having additional equipment like this, we’ll be able to cover all the sessions we deliver, knowing that it’s there, should we need it.”
As new projects start and the provision on offer from The Foundation continues to grow, having life saving equipment is vital within the community departments.
Whether this be at a Sports College fixture, an organised schools tournament, within the community-based Kicks sessions or the numerous activities delivered by the Health and Wellbeing team.
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