Lifesaving equipment installed at Doncaster tennis club
Life-saving heart-shocking equipment has been installed at a Doncaster tennis club - thanks to the father of a man who died from a heart attack in his sleep.
Richard Waight died aged 23 in 2009 and his family have been campaigning to put life-saving defibrillators in community settings ever since.
Their use improves heart attack survival rates by 50 per cent - there is just a 5 per cent of revival if CPR is administered on its own.
Ken Waight has beenworking with cardiac charity SADS UK to make lifesaving equipment available in more community settings. And he paid for half of the new defibrillator to be installed at Wheatley Hills Tennis Club .
Anne Jolly, Founder of SADS UK, said: “We are grateful to Ken Waight for assisting Wheatley Hills Tennis Club to put a defibrillator inplace.
“We are pleased the club will benefit from having a defibrillator to restart the heart if there is a cardiac arrest on the premises.”
Defibrillators restore the heart rhythm and can be used by members of the public who follow voice prompts.