Defibrillator Donated To Most Remote Rugby Team In England

Border Park Rugby Club
Dougie and Scott McEwan hand over a defibrillator to Dave Reed and Malcolm Jarvie.
(left to right) Dave Reed, Scott McEwan, Malcolm Jarvie and Dougie McEwan

The Stephen Carey Fund were delighted to pay a visit to the home of Newcastle Falcons this week to carry out our latest handover of a defibrillator.

Scott and Dougie McEwan were at Kingston Park to present a defibrillator to representatives of Border Park Rugby Club which will be used to safeguard those using their facilities.

Border Park are based at Butteryhaugh which is situated near Kielder and close to the Scottish Border.  Given the location then no matter how ready and alert any Ambulance team are this is exactly the type of remote area that a defibrillator could prove to be a vital piece of equipment should a Cardiac Arrest occur.

This placement should soon be followed by Public Access Defibrillators within the communities of Falstone and Tarset & Greystead.