CLEATOR Moor Celtic will buy an essential defibrillator after the community rallied round to raise funds.

The football club set up a go fund me page to raise money for the defibrillator to be used by the junior team after the heart attack that Danish international Christian Eriksen suffered last weekend during a Euro 2020 match

Matthew Young, youth secretary at Cleator Moor Celtic, said: “We saw less than a fortnight ago how vital good CPR practices are and how important it is to have the correct equipment at sporting venues. With the correct equipment present, basic first aid and CPR can be given until professional medical assistance can be provided.

“It would be hoped that the equipment would never be needed, but under the current circumstances and eye-opening events we have recently seen in professional football on the world stage of Euro 2020, we feel it was needed at our training venue, as it hosts football every day of the week during the football season to about 200 junior players and around 40 regular adults.”

Donations flooded in from

members of the public and local organisations who wished to help the club in achieving their £1,000 target for the essential piece of kit.

A number of local companies pulled together to provide the club with generous donations towards the portable defibrillator.

Mr Young said: “On behalf of the club, I would like to thank the generous people of our local communities who donated into the go fund me page, and the local companies and organisations, which include Shiltec Electrical, NW Fitness, GMB Union, the Masonic Club of Cleator Moor, and Morgan Sindall and their supply chain partner Chubb Systems, that have all offered very generous amounts towards this ever growing important piece of equipment.”

The club hope to buy the defibrillator within the next week to put in place for the use of both the spectators and out put players at the Cleator Moor Celtic Club.