A health care provider staffing agency based in Wirral has donated a defibrillator to the New Ferry Rangers football team.

After Denmark football player, Christian Eirksen, collapsed on the pitch and suffered a cardiac arrest during the 2020 Euro game against Finland, Love to Care Ltd, based in New Ferry, decided they wanted to help support local football players wellbeing.

Having an affiliation with New Ferry Rangers, the team at Love to Care selected them as the first team to donate the defibrillator too.

 Ryan Bingham, From Love to Care, said: “We were all quite upset and shocked after we saw what happened to Ericksen.

“A colleague who works with the team had a chat with the players about the importance of defibrillators and so we decided to donate one.”

Love to Care met with the New Ferry Rangers team on Wednesday, August 4 to donate the live saving equipment.

Ryan said: “They were over to moon to receive the defibrillator.

“It got quite emotional, and the manager gave the team a pep talk about the importance of not being able to put a cost on saving lives.”

Love to Care say they hope to donate more defibrillators to local football teams across Wirral in the hopes of raising awareness of their importance.