Rugby club score latest life-saving device

Geoff Shaw (left) presenting the defibrillator to Buckingham Rugby Club president Alan Leach
Geoff Shaw (left) presenting the defibrillator to Buckingham Rugby Club president Alan Leach

Rugby players can breathe easier as their club installed the fifth life-saving defibrillator across the town.

Buckingham Rugby club vice president Geoff Shaw, who campaigns to install the devices, presented the latest defibrillator to club president Alan Leach.

It means Buckingham now has life-saving devices at Tesco, the community centre, Jardine’s chemist, Buckingham Golf Club and the rugby club.

The Buckingham AED Project, led by Mr Shaw, raises money to buy and install the £2,000 defibrillators at places where footfall is high.

Mr Leach said “We are very grateful to AED for this generous gift.

“Following a brief 10 minute presentation to the committee, what became evidently clear was just how simple the defibrillator is to use.

“One thing we were all worried about was what if we get it wrong? However, the clear voice instructions given by the machine make it foolproof.

“I would implore all local clubs and companies to install one as soon as possible as it could very well save a life.”