Community groups receive specialist heart equipment



Nine more defibrillators are set to be donated to community groups by Arrhythmia Alliance, the charity behind Hearts & Goals; a lifesaving campaign fronted by former Fabrice Muamba.

On 26th July before Bolton’s pre-season friendly with Real Betis at the Reebok, on the AEDs
(automated external defibrillators) were presented to Bolton ICD Support Group, Turton Bowling Club and Heart Disease Awareness.

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Arrhythmia Alliance has now helped communities place more than 150 AEDs in communities through Hearts & Goals, which aims to tackle the UK’s biggest killer; sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs, like the one used on Fabrice Muamba when he collapsed on the pitch in March 2012, do not require training and can be used by anyone to shock someone’s heart back into normal rhythm if they suffer a sudden cardiac arrest.

Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance, said: “We are delighted to be able to donate these AEDs (automated external defibrillators) to community groups in Bolton as part of Hearts & Goals.
With Fabrice as ambassador, Hearts & Goals has been a huge success and we have been able to help communities up and down the UK place more than 150 of these lifesaving devices. Fabrice is living testament to the importance of AEDs and there is no doubt that these devices save lives. Every community should have an AED available 24/7 so that we can give more people the happy ending Fab had. It is great to know that another nine defibrillators are out there to protect people.”


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