We are pleased to welcome colleagues from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) to Foundation matchday this year. Four members of the EAAA team will be providing vital CPR training to members in the Supporters’ Club prior to kick off, passing on life-saving skills and knowledge. The recent events concerning Tom Lockyer, the Luton captain who experienced a cardiac arrest on the pitch, only serve to reinforce how important it is for everyone to understand CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

Cambridge United Foundation (CUF) staff have firsthand experience of how a cardiac arrest can happen at any time, when one of our participants experienced a sudden cardiac arrest during a session. Fortunately, thanks to the quick actions of colleagues in seeking emergency service help, administering CPR and using a defibrillator, our friend was able to be stabilised before emergency services arrived to provide expert assistance. Thankfully, he is continuing to make a great recovery.

EAAA were part of the amazing team who responded to this incident and CUF has been building stronger links with their organisation since. It was a pleasure to invite EAAA staff to our most recent awards evening, and we are delighted to welcome them once again to the game on Saturday.

You can find out more about the amazing work of East Anglian Air Ambulance here: www.eaaa.org.uk