Heanor receive defibrillator donation

Heanor Town FC were presented with a defibrillator on Wednesday evening with life-saving equipment donated to the club by the Kellogg family.
Heanor Town FC were presented with a defibrillator on Wednesday evening with life-saving equipment donated to the club by the Kellogg family.
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Heanor Town were presented with a defibrillator before their Central Midlands League match against Walsall Wood.

The life-saving piece of equipment was donated by the family of Joe Kellogg who died suddenly during a pre-season training session with Borrowash Victoria.

That tragedy and the more recent death of Dan Wilkinson at Shaw Lane Aquaforce has prompted the Kellogg family to petition the Football Association to provide a defibrillator at all grounds.

The defibrillator, which can cost around £1,000, will be accessible to all with many junior sections and community events taking place at the Town Ground.

Clarence said: “It has been highlighted in football, not just recently but also tragically for the Kellogg family.

“Heanor as an area will benefit from the equipment. Let’s hope we never need to use it, but if it is ever needed then there is a defibrillator here that could potentially save the life of somebody.

“Lia (Kellogg, Joe’s sister) obviously has a petition for The Football Association and I agree with it. The money that is involved in football, a defibrillator costs a minimum of £800-900 and that is one minute’s wages for somebody.”

To sign the petition please visit HERE