Sherburn in Elmet

A Historic Yorkshire Village

Sherburn Bears Rugby Club Secure Defibrillator Grant

Sherburn Bears Rugby Club Secure Defibrillator Grant

10th January, 2018

2018 sees local Sherburn in Elmet Rugby Club, Sherburn Bears ARLFC, reach their 50th year anniversary and what a better way to celebrate than completing the Danny Jones Defibrillator Campaign!

May 2015 saw the tragic death of Keighley Cougars rugby player, Danny Jones.  Danny had a cardiac arrest which was caused by a previously undetected hereditary heart disease.  As a result, Danny’s wife Lizzie launched a defibrillator campaign to encourage as many Rugby Clubs as possible to purchase a defibrillator via a grants programme.

After a generous £200 donation from a local resident, a £500 grant from The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund and a £350 donation from the Sherburn in Elmet Lions, the club’s target to purchase a defibrillator has been met.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is having a cardiac arrest.  Having a defibrillator that is accessible to the Rugby Club is a fantastic start to the new year and could potentially be the difference between life and death should they ever need to use it.