Former Whaley skipper plays his part in securing vital defibrillator

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Whaley Bridge Football Club have taken an important step towards ensuring the safety of all of its players, after successfully campaigning for a defibrillator to be permanently situated at Horwich Park.

The defibrillator will be available for anyone to use in the event of an emergency at Horwich Park and the surrounding areas.

The facility on Park Road serves people of all ages who use the all-weather playing surface and skatepark, as well as those who play for one of the club’s junior or senior sides.

Former Whaley Bridge captain Scott Dignan raised the money needed to buy the defibrillator after completing the Manchester to Chester bike ride.

He stressed the need for people in the area to be aware that the defibrillator is available should it be required in emergencies.

He said: “I thought it was a good opportunity for me to give something back to the club.

“I don’t think many people know that there is one there.

“If people are in the area or using the facility they need to know that in the event of anything happening that the defibrillator is there.”