LIFE-SAVING equipment has been donated to Rugby Cricket Club in memory of Rugby schoolboy Joe Spooner.
Joe’s parents Tracey and Stephen donated a defibrillator to the club – the latest to be handed over by the couple as part of the national cardiac charity SADS UK’s Big Shock Campaign.
The couple have raised tens of thousands of pounds to put defibrillators into the community since Lawrence Sheriff pupil Joe died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) after a cricket match in 2005, at the age of just 15.
They were keen to donate a defibrillator to Rugby Cricket Club to reflect Joe’s passion for the game.
Rugby Cricket Club Chairman Charlie Robards said: “We are incredibly grateful for the kind donation. Having played cricket with Paul Spooner for many years at the ground, it is fantastic that the work the family are doing can be recognised at the club.”