Last month, four local clubs benefited from the donation of defibrillators courtesy of the Hanlon
The importance of such equipment was highlighted during the Euros when stricken Danish
midfielder Christian Eriksen had to be treated by medics on the pitch.
Now, thanks to the generosity of those who have backed HSF’s efforts, Hutchison Vale, Leith
Athletic, Salvesen and Street Soccer Scotland have all taken delivery of life-saving kit.
Lifelong Hibernian supporter Keith Dargo was moved by the gesture, and got in touch with a
generous offer of his own.
He explained: “I would be delighted to help the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation by donating free
CPR/AED training to the clubs who received an AED (automated external defibrillator).
“As a Qualsafe Awards Centre, I can provide a half-day course for up to eight people from each club.
“All learners will be given the opportunity to take a short written and practical assessment which
will, upon successful completion, provide them with a QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF).
“This award is valid for a period of three years and all registration and certification costs will be met
by myself. The assessment process will be purely voluntary and any persons who do not wish to
undergo the assessment and achieve the award will still undertake the exact same training.
“This training will be of great benefit to all participants, not only at football matches, but also at
home and the workplace as it is a nationally recognised qualification and also covers other areas
such as Angina, Heart Attack, Choking, Unconsciousness and the Recovery Position.”
Graeme Cadger, HSF Chairman and Trustee, added: “It’s a really generous from Keith that I know will
be well received by the clubs involved.
“It’s also heartening to know that the work of HSF is able to inspire that kind of gesture from within
“I thank Keith, for his time and expertise, on behalf of Lewis, Paul and everyone at HSF.”
We are all in this together. If you’ve been inspired by Keith’s gesture and would like to donate or offer a service, get in touch with Graeme via firstname.lastname@example.org