Invicta Junior Ice Hockey Club would like to express its gratitude to Medtronic Ltd for their generous donation of a state of the art Lifepak defibrillator unit.
The defibrillator will be available to use on all visitors to Planet Ice Gillingham in the event if a life-threatening incident and replaces out of date equipment that required extensive maintenance.
Noah and Olly Wagg with defibrillator generously donated by Medtronic Ltd
IJIHC would like to thank Emma Wagg, parent of U13 Invicta Charger Olly Wagg and U9 Invicta Buckaroo Noah Wagg, for arranging the donation from Medtronic, who she works for as a Territory Manager.
Invicta Junior Ice Hockey Club Secretary James Stedman:
‘We would like to thank Medtronic for the kind and generous donation of the new defibrillator. Following the tragic passing of Junior coach Andy Martin in 2009, the presence of a defibrillator at the Planet Ice Gillingham is matter that is very close to the Club.
The Emma's help and the support of Medtronic, means this life-saving piece of equipment is available not just for ice hockey coaches and players, but all visitors to Planet Ice Gillingham.’
Planet Ice Rink Manager Claire Reading-Moorhouse:
‘Planet Ice Gillingham thanks Medtronic for their donation of the new defibrillator, which will be available to use on all visitors to Planet Ice in the event of an emergency.
We would like to thank Emma and the Invicta Junior Ice Hockey Club for making this donation possible.’
The defibrillator will be kept in a new alarmed and accessible cabinet at Planet Ice Gillingham, which has been purchased using donations received from private donors, IJIHC, Planet Ice Gillingham and the Invicta Dynamos.