Sporting day raises more than £3,000 for life saving equipment at the Ross Peers Centre in Soham
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A day of sporting tournaments and exercise classes in Soham raised thousands for life saving equipment.
The Ross Peers Sports Centre held a ‘defib day’ which raised £3,876.82 for a defibrillator on the outside of the building.
Fund raising was given a boost thanks to the Liam Fairhurst Foundation, the East Cambs Roller Hockey Association and Soham United charity fund.
A defibrillator costs around £2,000 to buy and install so the extra raised will mean they have funds set aside for replacement pads and battery.
A centre spokesman said: “Instructors gave up their time for free. It is a great amount raised, we are very pleased.”
The centre ran:
• An under 13’s roller hockey tournament.
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• A five-a-side football tournament.
• A bowls drive.
• Exercise classes during the day including spinning, tai chi, boot camp, HIIT and Pilates.
Each year 80,000 to 100,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in public in the UK.
The spokesman added: “We want a defibrillator for the sports centre to ensure that should it ever be needed then we’ve the best possible chance of saving someone’s life.”