Oakham Rugby club is the ‘ideal place’ to install 34th defibrillator

Martin Fagan National Secretary of Community Heartbeat presents a defibrillator to chairman of Oakham Rugby Club Simon Harries, watched by Keith Crellin, Juliet Burgess-Ray of the Karen Ball Fund, Rotary Club of Rutland president Mark Nicholls, Jonny Baker, Barbara Crellin, Paul Mills and Paul Dear. Photo: Alan Walters MSMP-20-12-14-aw001 EMN-141222-105144001
Martin Fagan National Secretary of Community Heartbeat presents a defibrillator to chairman of Oakham Rugby Club Simon Harries, watched by Keith Crellin, Juliet Burgess-Ray of the Karen Ball Fund, Rotary Club of Rutland president Mark Nicholls, Jonny Baker, Barbara Crellin, Paul Mills and Paul Dear. Photo: Alan Walters MSMP-20-12-14-aw001 EMN-141222-105144001

A lifesaving defibrillator has been installed at Oakham Rugby Club.

The equipment was part-funded by the Karen Ball Fund, which has now helped pay for 34 defibrillators in Rutland.

Barbara Crellin, who organised the installation, said: “With the amount of sport played at this facility and the amount of people that visit the ground it has to be an ideal place to put such a valuable piece of life saving equipment.”

She thanked the Karen Ball Fund, Oakham Rugby Club, the Agricultural Society, Royce Rangers, the Rotary Club of Rutland and The Lions Club of Rutland for making the installation possible.