The Eagles Community Foundation is proud to announce a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed at its Vertu Motors Arena to support the local community and public on Scotswood Road.
The Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPAD) has been donated to the community by Red Sky Foundation, who provides life-saving defibrillators for city centres, local communities, schools and also NHS Hospitals.
“It’s fantastic for the local community to install this community defibrillator, not only for the Newcastle Eagles and fans that come here, but also for the people who live in the area of this main arterial road into Newcastle city centre”, said Sergio Petrucci, Founder of Red Sky Foundation.
“We just hope that it never needs to be used, even though we’re so very happy it is now in place should it ever need to be called upon to save somebody’s life.
“With sudden cardiac arrest time is so important so to have as many accessible to people in need means the world to us.
“It’s superb to be working with the Eagles and their Vertu Motors Arena on this project and to be able to partner with them to give something back to Newcastle.”
These AEDs, also known as cPADs, are available to members of the public, 24 hours a day, to use in the case of a life-threatening emergency.
“We are delighted to be working with the Red Sky Foundation and giving a home to this new defibrillator outside our Vertu Motors Arena, right on Scotswood Road”, said Susan Hunter, Chief Operating Officer of Eagles Community Foundation.
“It is now our second AED permanently at the venue, but this new cPAD is now here for the thousands of people commuting into the city around the clock 365-days a year.
“We are delighted to be adopting it as a part of our on-going commitment to work closely with local authorities, emergency services and the NHS to try and ensure the safety of our community.”
Find out more about these Community Defibrillators and where you can find them across our region on the Red Sky Foundation’s website.