Nailsea Junior FC Unveils Its New Defibrillator

Nailsea Junior FC Committee are pleased to unveil their new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at Greenfield Crescent playing fields.

This potentially life-saving equipment has been installed on a purpose-built wall outside the club’s equipment compound; meaning its available for community use.

Last weekend the Vice-Chair of Nailsea Junior FC, Ben Watts, demonstrated the device, showing how it provides simple audio instructions to guide the user through a medical emergency. He said;

‘It’s been a great effort for the community by all involved, with people offering their time and resources to provide such an important piece of equipment. We were recently at an away match when a grandparent suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch-side and the other spectators were able to quickly access an AED and were able to save a life.’

The funding and installation of the Defibrillator has been a real community effort. Contributions have come from Nailsea Town Council, Nailsea Playing Fields Association, Avon and Somerset Police Community Fund, Nailsea Community Trust, Groundwork (Tesco Community Grant), and Nailsea Junior FC.

Local businesses have pitched in by providing materials for the power supply and the wall. Courtney Jones of Jones Electrical Services provided and installed the components for the power supply, LJH Landscaping supplied the effort for building the wall and all the building materials were kindly donated by Travis Perkins.

The Vice-Chair of Nailsea Town Council Emily Miller and Town Councillor Dee Houlbrook were in attendance at the official unveiling, along with Ken Hallett, the club’s General Secretary.