Working with Lincoln City Foundation, CEMEX unveil their defibrillator at LNER Stadium sponsored through the charity to prevent tragedies linked to cardiac arrests in the Sincil Bank area, on today’s Restart a Heart Day.
The equipment is located outside of the stadium and accessible 24 hours a day to Lincoln City staff and supporters, local residents and visitors to the community.
Furthermore, working with LIVES, training will be delivered on how to use this lifesaving equipment. The Foundation, through their Community Organising Team are a part of this to increase awareness and an understanding that could be the difference between life and death.
CEMEX have sponsored the defibrillator after they lost a colleague in 2019 whom suffered a cardiac arrest. Brent Peppard worked in the Paving Solutions business unit, as part of the surfacing team covering Lincoln and the surrounding area.
Paul Hamnett, Head of Foundation said: “we are really pleased to have secured the opportunity for this piece of life saving equipment. Working with businesses in Lincoln for the benefit of the local area can ensure communities can support themselves.
“We obviously hope we never have to use the defibrillator, but with the other equipment only being available inside the stadium, this will offer visitors and the local community some reassurance if the worst should happen.”
Andlyn White, CSR Specialist, commented: “We are proud to provide the Sincil Bank area in Lincoln with a defibrillator, which could potentially save someone’s life. Brent was an important member of the CEMEX Paving Solutions team and so the team wanted to do something to help other people in his name. While we hope there is never a need for it to be used, we value the opportunity to give back to the community in this way.”
This announcement is all the more prominent today on Restart A Heart day, an annual training event aimed to deliver life saving training to the masses. Locally, East Midlands Ambulance Service are getting involved virtually by bringing their CPR training online. Michaela Soltys for EMAS tells us more,
“All you need is a cushion, a scrunched up coat, and some floor space to learn how to do CPR. At 11am on Friday, 16 October, one of our #EMAZING Community Response Team at East Midlands Ambulance Service will teach CPR live on our official EMAS Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/EMASNHSTRUST).”
The Lincoln City Foundation PBSA project will continue in the Sincil Bank area for the next five years, supporting resident led activity. If you are interested in becoming involved in the project or would like to find out more about Community Organising, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.lincolncityfoundation.co.uk