Northampton players learn how to save lives
Before Northampton’s Visit on Saturday to Leyton Orient, they invited the East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust to the PTS Academy Stadium to teach some of the players and staff how to perform life saving CPR.
The session was planned to support the work of the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation, the charity set up in memory of fan Justin by his family and ahead of World Re-Start a Heart day later this month. One of the aims of the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation is to campaign for a change the law to ensure all health and fitness clubs across the UK are equipped with defibrillators and the session on Tuesday showed the players how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator.
Manager Keith Curle, assistant manager Colin West, goalkeeper Steve Arnold and midfielders Ryan Watson, Egli Kaja and Sean Whaler all took part in the session.
Work on the local, regional and national level
Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust was formed in 1994 and became a Charitable Trust in 2001. Their mission is to use the power of sport to create opportunities and improve peoples’ lives. The club and community trust are passionate about making a positive difference to the health and life chances of people within Northamptonshire so that everyone regardless of age, gender or ethnicity has a better chance of achieving their potential.
Northampton Town FC Community Trust therefore aligns itself with the aims and objectives of local, regional and national government; its agencies and the third and community sector where appropriate and of mutual benefit. Northampton Town FC Community Trust works in close partnership with Northampton Town Football Club. Both understand the unique power the professional club brand can have in engaging communities and are keen to use this as a driving force for good.