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Closed 24/05/2018

raised of £1,000 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,020 to buy a portable defibrillator for our Walking Football Club.

    Marbella, Spain
    Funded on Thursday, 24th May 2018

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    We are looking to raise £1,000 to buy a defibrillator for our Walking Football Club

    We are a Walking Football club based in Marbella in Spain. Walking football is football for people over the age of 50 and there are over 1,000 clubs in the UK alone.

    Back in November 2017, we played in a Walking Football tournament in Portugal (see photo). One of our players, Gordon Powell who was just 65 (he is in the photo at the back, 3rd from right with the mop of grey hair!), played a 10-minute game for us at walking pace and won man of the match as he laid on both passes that led to both our goals and us winning our first ever competitive walking football match! Literally 2 or 3 minutes later, as Gordon was laughing and chatting with team mates about the match, he suddenly fell straight backwards and died of a heart condition. We later learnt he had Ischemic heart disease and his arteries had hardened and suddenly cut off the blood supply to his heart. A first aider was present at the tournament but a defibrillator was not, and we had to wait until the para-medics arrived before defibrillation started.

    We were all shocked and stunned at his death. As a club, we all now feel that we should have a defibrillator present at all of our training sessions, matches and tournaments. There are defibrillators at the venues we play at, but the time it would take to find a keyholder and access them would be too long. We would like our own readily available at the side of the pitch, as time is of the essence in these situations.



    • Adam Chandler5 years ago
      Adam Chandler

      Adam Chandler

      5 years ago

      Many thanks to everyone who donated and helped us reach our target! I will now close this appeal and purchase a defibrillator for us to have pitch-side at all of our matches and sessions. Many thanks again!

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    5 years ago

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    • Ian Mark Frampton

      Ian Mark Frampton

      Feb 1, 2018

      Thinking of you Ten and your family. What a wonderful way to give something back following your loss xxx


    • Phil Sparshatt

      Phil Sparshatt

      Feb 1, 2018

      A very worthwhile idea.


    • Claire Lay

      Claire Lay

      Jan 31, 2018


    • Amanda Willgrave

      Amanda Willgrave

      Jan 31, 2018


    • Emily Jupp

      Emily Jupp

      Jan 31, 2018


    • Hazel Taylor

      Hazel Taylor

      Jan 31, 2018


    • Louisa Hepworth

      Louisa Hepworth

      Jan 31, 2018


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    Adam Chandler

    Adam Chandler

    Marbella, Spain

    I am the founder of Walking Football Spain. We currently have over 50 players over the age of 50 who play along the Costa del Sol.

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