Scunthorpe United were delighted to install the new lifesaving equipment at Glanford Park following a donation by Scunthorpe Pentagon Rotary Club.An emergency defibrillator is an electrical device used to restore normal heartbeat by applying a brief electric shock and can be vital in saving someone’s life who has a sudden cardiac arrest.
The purchase of the equipment by the Scunthorpe Pentagon Rotary Club was as a result of fundraising efforts by the members over the year and they were subsequently invited as guests of the football club at the home game against Blackpool on September 5th as a thank you for their donation.
Members of the local branch, Kevin Ibbertson, George Spiteri, Glenn Wigelsworth and Stuart Francisare are pictured here with Scunthorpe United’s Head of Commercial, Martin Ellis, in front of the newly installed emergency defibrillator located in the Executive Lounge at Glanford Park.
Commenting on the donation on behalf of the football club, Martin Ellis commented: “This is a great gesture from the local Rotary Club and we are delighted to have it in an easily accessible location in our Executive Lounge at the stadium. The first team have use of one but with Glanford Park being a venue that is open seven days a week, this is a great addition for the facility. Hopefully we will never have to use it but we are safe in the knowledge that it is there should it be required.”
George Spiteri, who was President of the Scunthorpe Pentagon Rotary Club during 2014 and selected the emergency defibrillator’s as the fundraising target, commented, “I am delighted to see the new emergency defibrillator installed at the stadium and if it saves one life then it will be more than worth the fundraising efforts from our members.”
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