Red Sky Foundation Donate AED To Club

Moors Chairman Brad Groves has sent a personal thank you to partners Red Sky Foundation after they donated a defibrillator to the Club in memory of former player Gary Pearson.

Easington Lane-born Pearson tragically died at the age of just 45 in June 2022 after suffering a cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves throughout everyone connected with Spennymoor Town.

A former defender and midfielder, Pearson was extremely well known across the North East football scene having played for numerous clubs throughout the region, including a two-year spell with Moors between 2009 and 2011.

Now club partners Red Sky Foundation have ensured that his legacy will live on at The Brewery Field following the donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) which is accessible to the public.

The AED in place at The Brewery Field
The AED in place at The Brewery Field

“Gary was like a brother to me, and he is sorely missed by everyone at Spennymoor Town,” explained Chairman, Brad Groves.

“With so many reports of young, fit men losing their lives following heart attacks in recent years, this gesture from Red Sky Foundation is so important in the effort to protect the lives of others.

“Defibrillators save lives, and to know that we have a publicly accessible AED attached to The Brewery Field brings an extra comfort and peace of mind.

“Red Sky Foundation are doing some fantastic work, and we are proud to be working in partnership with them to raise awareness of their important cause.”

The new AED unit, which was handed over to Moors Managing Director Ian Geldard by Red Sky Foundation’s Neil Parkin and is located on the wall near to the turnstiles at The Brewery Field, will now be immediately accessible for local people should it be required in an emergency.

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