It was dreadful to watch the scenes in Copenhagen on Saturday evening as Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the football pitch and was saved in large part by the quick use of a defibrillator.
Today I’ve written in the Daily Mirror about my support locally for the Oliver King Foundation, set up by Oliver’s dad Mark after he sadly passed away at school of a sudden cardiac arrest after swimming training. There was no defibrillator on the site at the time.
The foundation has had a huge impact, putting over 5,500 defibrillators into communities, training 100,00 people to use them and, most importantly, saving 54 lives to date.
Saturday once more illustrated why having access to defibrillators is vital and, quite simply, life saving. I’ll always support calls for more to be placed in public spaces for people to access in an emergency.
You can read my piece below.