Over the weekend of 16th-17th July Hayle FC hosted the annual Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity U15 football tournament.
The charity helps fund and install defibrillators in sports clubs, schools, and communities across the county.
A closely contested tournament final, held at the club last night, was won by Helston U15's and in a presentation after the match Simon Gardiner (Hayle FC youth chairman) was handed the brand new defibrillator by Elizabeth Williams (sister of the late Ronnie Richards).
The defibrillator will be available during matches and whenever the club is open but we are, along with the charity, now looking for funding to install an external cabinet and make it available 24 hours a day.
As a club we hope that we will never have to use this equipment but we now have piece of mind that if anything were ever to happen we would be prepared.
The club would like to thank the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity for all the work they have done in helping us secure this piece of life saving equipment. We would also like to thank both John Coombe and John Pollard of Cornwall County Council and Culdrose Community Football Club who have all generously donated money towards Hayle FC's defibrillator.
The club will be holding a training evening (dates to follow) where we will be giving as many players, staff and parents as possible the chance to learn how to use the defibrillator along with how to administer other life saving techniques.