Posted: Thu 21st Oct 2021

Racecourse defibrillator installed thanks to Disabled Supporters Association donation for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

A new defibrillator has been installed on the outside of Racecourse on the Macron Stand on Mold Road thanks to a donation from the Wrexham Disabled Supporters Association (DSA).

Following a meeting with Executive Director Humphrey Ker, CEO Fleur Robinson and Disability Liaison Officer Kerry Evans in the summer, the DSA offered to purchase a new defibrillator for the Football Club. It is located outside the Macron Stand, between the 1864 reception and turnstiles and the Turf.

A defibrillator is a piece of medical equipment which can help restore a normal heart rhythm in the event of a cardiac arrest. If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically you may need to use the device to restart their heart.

To use defibrillators that are in secure containers call 999for an ambulance, and give the emergency operator the number of the defibrillator written on the cabinet. The ambulance service will have the code to open the defibrillator cabinet.

The equipment is designed with untrained users in mind and you will get given details on what to do and how to use it.

Installed on the external part of the stadium, to ensure it can be used by the community, the defibrillator is now in place thanks to Barlows.

DSA committee members Dave Mainwaring and Chris Jones and DLO Kerry Evans (pictured above) met at the Racecourse Ground to see the new defibrillator in place.

The DSA said, “The Wrexham DSA committee are delighted to have delivered this defibrillator project at the Racecourse Stadium. It will not only benefit the football club, but being sited on the outside of the Mold Road stand, this defibrillator is very much a community asset”

“The original idea came from a member of our committee following the traumatic events during the summer at the Euro’s, when Denmark’s Christian Erikson collapsed on the pitch during a game.”

“Whilst matchday paramedics do carry a defibrillator, we believed that it would be a huge benefit to club if we had one permanently situated at the Racecourse Ground.”

“Recent events at St. James’s Park Newcastle over the weekend have only cemented this belief. In both instances, a defibrillator was a lifesaver!”

“We sincerely hope that its use is never called upon, but should it ever be required, then we will take further pride from it being there in someone’s time of need.”

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