A DAD who has been inspired by the response to Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, has taken it upon himself to fundraise for a defibrillator for their Lymm team.

Kurt Daley, 47, has a son who plays for Lymm Rovers’ u15s – Callum, and Kurt has helped raise money to get a defibrillator to take around on their games with them.

The device gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.

“Sometimes you’re a 10-minute walk from the changing rooms in some of these massive pitches to get to a defibrillator, so every minute that passes by your chance of survival go down by 10 per cent," Kurt, a Lymm resident of five years, said.

"So if you’ve got one in your bag on-site, you can get it straight out.

“Watching the Denmark game, seeing Christian Eriksen when he was basically saved by the defibrillator on site as a standard procedure.

“That inspired me to raise money for the football club because I know they have got one at Lymm High School on the wall, but with cardiac arrests, every minute counts doesn’t it?"

It does as every minute counts in this scenario, Kurt pointed out there could be 10 games going on wherever they are playing, so you would hope it would not have to, but if needed, it would be very useful.

“If we’ve got one with the team, they can get it on straight away. It’s so user friendly, you start up that defibrillator and if you’ve had no training on it, you could use it straight away,” added Kurt, formerly of Baguley.

The JustGiving page has currently raised £1230, needing £1500 to get the defibrillator and multiple paediatric pads needed for u16s.

Kurt is especially thankful to the Wolstenholme’s who donated £300 and if you wish to help at all, you can donate here.