A newly formed charity set up to provide public access defibrillators around local sporting venues received a welcome boost on their recent launch night. The Philip Maher Foundation, in memory of Philip Maher who died of a sudden cardiac arrest earlier this year, raised over £3,800 at the event held at Great Harwood Cricket Club including a £500 pledge from Watson Ramsbottom Solicitors.
Philip’s son Marcus Maher said “We have already been able to provide a defibrillator to Great Harwood Cricket Club from funds raised in the last few months, so this event will really help us continue our goal of providing both more public access defibrillators and training in their use for the general public as this can significantly increase the chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.”
Watson Ramsbottom Director Patrick Swanney said, “We are delighted to continue to support the charity and were proud to be a part of its launch and what will be of great benefit to the community”.
You can contact or find out more about The Philip Maher Foundation via the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ThePhilipMaherFoundation