SAD Trust

Few of us would have failed to be affected in some way by the disturbing scenes at White Hart Lane recently when, during a league fixture between Spurs and Bolton, Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba (left) collapsed on the pitch with a cardiac arrest. Thankfully, the remarkable recovery of Fabrice Muamba has put a sharp focus on what can be achieved when the right type of medical equipment is at hand, as it was at White Hart Lane.

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Angie Harris whose own husband, Clive, died suddenly from Sudden Adult Death (SAD) 10 years ago. Clive was a popular figure in the town and he is fondly remembered by many in the community.

Angie campaigns tirelessly for the Sudden Adult Death Trust and through her fundraising efforts, she has kindly offered the academy a automated external defibrillator and training for up to 8 members of staff in using the equipment.

Of course, we hope this will never happen in our academy.

It will, however, be of comfort to know, in the rare event, that immediate assistance is at hand.

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2 Comments on SAD Trust

  1. Richard Lewis // May 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm // Reply

    Heartly agree. But its Fabrice Muamba.

  2. Corrine Leech // May 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm // Reply

    There will be a SADs Charity night on Friday May 25th in memory of Clive Harris. This will be held at Winsford Conservative Club, Ways Green. Tickets are £5 and proceeds will go towards buying a defibrillator for the Academy. Tickets available from Vanity Fayre, Winsford or Corrine Leech @ Winsford E-Act academy.

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