This evening saw the first of two CPR and Defibrillator training events at Sileby Town CC in conjunction with Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.
Joe Humphries was 14 years old when he collapsed whilst jogging within 2 minutes of his home. The tragedy of losing a fit, healthy, vibrant and fun loving son and brother was made all the harder to bear when the very next day the family found that 12 fit and healthy young people die every week across the UK, with no prior symptoms or warning. This staggering, unacceptable statistic has inspired close family members and friends to set up ‘The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust’ (JHMT) so that Joe will not just become another statistic.
JHMT have worked closely with school sports organisations including Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) to train students and sportspeople in CPR and Defibrillator skills. The work with LCCC has helped train players, coaches and staff and there is now a drive to encourage Premier league clubs to house Defibrillators and be trained to provide the confidence to use CPR and defibrillators.
Sileby Town are now proud to announce that we house a defibrillator unit and are working with JHMT to train players and coaches to be prepared for events that may need these procedures to be administered. This evening our women and girls teams joined forces with some of our Under 19 squad to train and we have a second opportunity to undertake the training aimed at our senior players and coaches to upskill lots of new people with the skills and confidence to provide a new workforce who can potentially help save a life.
Our second training event takes place on Thursday June 22nd 6:00pm. all players are encouraged to be involved in this training and advise you to let captains or Mark Barber or Julia Kinch know if you can attend. You can complete this form to indicate you can attend the training.
More photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.