Holbeach footballers pitch in with bag pack to buy defibrillator

Academy has a defibrillator thanks to bag pack.
Academy has a defibrillator thanks to bag pack.

Holbeach United Community Sports Academy has a new defibrillator at its Penny Hill base thanks to young footballers who did a bag pack at Tesco and the town’s charity shop, Chosen.

The players raised £600 and Chosen donated £1,000.

Academy vice chairman and trustee Stuart Clark said: “With all of the children and adults we have here at weekends, a defibrillator was one of the first things we wanted to raise money for.”

The centre, also known as King’s Academy, has trained ten people to use the machine, which can re-start a stopped heart. Pictured with Stuart (front, right) are Max Holt, Tracey Carter and players who raised the money. SG26115-103TW

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