Barnfield Donate Life-Saving Equipment to Colne Cricket Club
Pendle-based Barnfield Construction (part of the Barnfield Group) have donated a life-saving defibrillator to the oldest club in the Lancashire Cricket League.
Colne Cricket Club, located off Byron Road, was formed in 1830 and currently play in the first division.
Jonathan Nixon, who works as an Estimator at Barnfield Construction, is also acting Vice Chairman at the Club. Jonathan approached Chairman and Managing Director of Barnfield, Tim Webber, about a donation and he was delighted to help.
Charlotte Pickup, Marketing Manager for the Barnfield Group said:
“Being a resident in Colne for over 45 years, Tim is extremely passionate about supporting local communities and regenerating his hometown. He has been the driving force behind hundreds of developments in the Pendle area alone and the company are currently active as developers and contractors on 8 mixed use developments in the Borough, with more in the pipeline.
“We’re delighted to be able to help give members and non-members visiting the Club peace of mind, that in the unfortunate situation that anyone does suffer a cardiac arrest, this life-saving piece of equipment is now on site.
“Let’s hope the machine never has to be used, but in the event that it does, survival rates can increase in adults & children by over 80%.”
Jonathan Nixon, acting Vice Chairman of the Cricket Club, commented:
“The Christian Eriksen incident during Euro 2020 really hit home with several members of our Club, indeed we were requested by the Lancashire League to consider investing in a defibrillator. We are by no means the wealthiest Club in the League, therefore we are extremely thankful for Mr. Webber’s generosity in providing this life-saving equipment.
The Club is open to members and non-members alike, to take advantage of our excellent clubhouse facilities and the recent investment in Sky Sports, BT Sports and a large, high-quality projector screen.”
The photograph shows Charlotte Pickup, Marketing Manager for the Barnfield Group handing over the defibrillator to Jonathan Nixon, acting Vice Chairman of the Cricket Club, Gina Kegg (the Club Secretary) and Cricketer Martin Kegg (standing).