The club has had a Defibrillator installed at the club. The defibrillator will be available 24 / 7 not just for the club but also the wider community.
The defibrillator is accessed by calling 999 when North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will issue a code to access the defibrillator in the secure cabinet just by the front door of the club. NWAS will dispatch an ambulance to the location of the casualty whilst keeping the caller on the line and helping them with the incident whilst the ambulance arrives, including using the defibrillator. The defibrillator issues instructions to the user from the point it is switched on by opening the lid. The design means anybody who can follow clear instructions can use the defibrillator and potentially help save a life.
Most Rugby League clubs have defibrillators available for club use but the one at Blackpool Stanley is available not just for rugby days but also the wider community.
The club has managed to pull the financing of the defibrillator together from a number of sources including :
The Danny Jones Fund – The Danny Jones fund was established by the family of Danny Jones who died from heart related condition whilst playing for Keithley RLC.
Local community donations
Club Sponsors – Read and Errington and HBS.
The club would like to thank everybody who has helped with contributions.
Club Chairman, Simon Hornby, commented “this is a great addition to the club and it demonstrates our commitment to the location and the local community. Hopefully it will never need to be used but should it be used it can save life. It also shows that by bringing different groups together things that could be seen as out of our reach can happen”.