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The Richmond Heavies Foundation Defibrillator Fund aims to provide defibrillators to rugby clubs and communities who cannot afford this lifesaving device. Our goal is that no club should be without a working defibrillator due to lack of funds.

Richmond rugby club has personal experience of how valuable defibrillators can be.

The Foundation is focused on heart screening and cardio health awareness, so this is a natural extension of that objective.

Awareness of heart conditions in both the young and the old, and their susceptibility to cardiac arrest, is a threat which has been mitigated by the development of defibrillators. It’s not just for the world of sport that these miracles of technology have been invented, and, although our fund is specific to that environment, we obviously appreciate that there is a wider awareness programme to consider, and intend to find ways to broaden our offer.

The Foundation will be partnering with Community Heartbeat in the distribution and maintenance of The Defibrillators which ensures that The Foundation will not only provide the Defibrillator but also ensure its continued maintenance and support.

Further information will follow on how to apply to the fund.