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Owls behind 'Restart a Heart' on Saturday

22 October 2021

Saturday’s home game against Lincoln will see the Owls partner with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign to promote the importance of CPR and how the most basic knowledge can help save lives.

Seconds and minutes are vital when someone goes into cardiac arrest. And immediate CPR can be the difference between life and death, quite literally.

Jason Carlyon, Community Engagement Manager with Yorkshire Air Ambulance said: “In the UK, only 10% of people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital survive, partly because they don’t receive early CPR and defibrillation.

“More patients will survive if more people know what to do before an ambulance arrives, so we are delighted that Sheffield Wednesday are supporting our campaign and helping us to create more life-savers.”

Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be in attendance at Hillsborough, with staff members performing demonstrations on how to administer CPR on the North and South Stand concourses before the game.


Owls skipper Barry Bannan is firmly behind the campaign. In an extract from his exclusive matchday programme notes in ‘Wednesday’ Bannan writes:

“As role models in this sport, promoting this campaign through football is vitally important. It’s fantastic that there is a push for people to know the basic steps and skills that could save a life and having more defibs in stadiums and everywhere else.

“If the knowledge that Yorkshire Ambulance are giving can help save a life then it’s massive that we at this football club and clubs around the country get right behind it. “

The Restart a Heart campaign is supported by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity. Text CPRFIVE to 70085 to donate £5 to support life-saving training.


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