JJK Defibrillator Donation

Are you an FA affiliated football club? Has your football club looked in to getting a defibrillator, but not been able to afford it?

If the answer is yes then please carefully read the following which has been provided by Leah Kellogg and her family.

My family have been raising money for many years through various events for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). As many of you are aware this is a charity which is very close to our hearts.

This year we have used the money with the support of CRY to raise and build awareness locally of the charity by sponsoring tracksuits for local junior football teams and kits and buying CRY water bottles for 3 different football teams. We are hoping that more local players and their families become aware of the work that CRY does.

We have also purchased a defibrillator and this is the reason for this post. These are very expensive pieces of equipment and something that we know many local football clubs cannot afford. This piece of equipment could be the difference between saving someone and losing someone.


Why should you consider having a defibrillator for your club?

Our family lost someone very, very special to us in 2011, He left for football training and never returned after collapsing and passing away. This was my brother Joe Kellogg who was just 26 years old in the prime of his life.

This is a day that I nor my family will sadly never forget for all the wrong reasons.

We don't want other families to go through what we have had to go through. Still to this day I always wonder what if there had been a defibrillator available, and could this have saved my brother?

Every week in the UK, 12 apparently fit and healthy young 14-35 year olds die from undiagnosed cardiac conditions. (CRY, 2015)
The percentage chance of saving a life if a defibrillator is used in the first 3 minutes is 74% and if used in the first 10 minutes the chance of survival is 35%. Every minute counts.


How to apply for your football club

If you and your football club are interested in applying to have this defibrillator donated your club we are asking for the following:

- Compose an email with no more than 500 words stating why we should choose your football club and send to liakellogg123@icloud.com with the subject line JJK Defibrillator Donation.

- Please make sure you add your football club name, a contact name, contact address, phone number and an email address within the letter so we can respond to you)

- Commit to sending two people on to specific defibrillator training to learn how to use the equipment correctly. (Certification would need to be seen on completion of the course)

- Be an FA affiliated football club within Derby or Derbyshire

- Have somewhere safe, secure, but very accessible to keep the defibrillator

- Provide signage so people would know where the defibrillator is kept if ever needed

- Closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

If you have any more questions or need any more details please do not hesitate to contact me via social media or telephone 07535764977.

Thank you in advance,
Leah Kellogg & Family