Stockport based C&C Healthcare Limited, part of the C&C Insurance Brokers Limited, have donated a defibrillator to Lancashire County Cricket Club.
C&C, sponsors of the Old Trafford based LCC, donated the defibrillator to the club in memory of a member of staff from the club who has sadly passed away.
Managing Director of C&C Insurance Brokers Limited, Malcolm Cooke, presented the defibrillator to Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) at their Foundation Gala Dinner held last week.
Malcolm said: “It is a pleasure for C&C Healthcare Limited to be supporting the club and providing a valuable piece of kit that can save someone’s life. There are approximately 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests per year in the UK and of those, 12 people under the age of 35 die each week due to sudden cardiac arrest.
“Having a defibrillator on site can be the difference between life and death and it can happen to anyone of us without warning.
“I would urge more businesses to help reduce those figures by providing more defibrillators that can be readily accessed by more people across the UK”.
LCCC are now in the process of organising some product and Healthy Heart Workshops training for all of their staff, funded by C&C.
Members of the C&C Healthcare team will also be taking part in the training.
*In 2013, the Emergency Medical Services attempted to resuscitate approximately 28,000 people after they suffered out of hospital cardiac arrests with 20% of those occurring in public places.
*When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%
*If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%
*Without immediate treatment, 90-95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims will die.