I set up a JustGiving page a week ago in order to try to raise funds to purchase a defibrillator for us to have pitchside at all of our games and sessions. I am excited to announce that we have hit our target of £1,000 in just 8 days!
Thanks go out to all of our players who donated generously. We also had a couple of sponsors donate, MyGuideMarbella, thanks to Mark Wallis and BlackTower Financial thanks to Martin Jenkins, both of whom now play with us as well.
The rest of the money came pouring in once Gordon’s daughter, Tennessee, posted it on her facebook page. Tennessee and Gordon’s brother Jeff both donated, as well as many other friends and family, with some touching tributes to Gordon posted on the page.
The funds now take a week to be transferred from JustGiving to my account, so once they do, I will get the defibrillator ordered and will run through the workings of it with all of our CPR trained players.
We are surely one of the very few Walking Football clubs in the World that will have their own defibrillator – just hope we never have to use it!