PCYC teams up with Michael Hughes Foundation to have defibrillator in every club

A defibrillator donated to Thirroul Soccer Club last year. Picture: Robert Peet

A defibrillator donated to Thirroul Soccer Club last year. Picture: Robert Peet

Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) across the state have received a welcome shock.

Defibrillator machines are being installed at all 64 PCYC NSW facilities, accompanied by a training and education program.

The community health and welfare initiative is thanks to a partnership with the Michael Hughes Foundation, which aims to turn bystanders into first responders in the event of a heart attack.

The registered charity was named in memory of Mr Hughes, who died from sudden cardiac arrest at just 38.

The first phase of the PCYC project saw 27 defibrillators installed at clubs last year. More than 220 staff and police were trained in their use.

The organisations are now raising $75,000 to cover installation at the remaining 32 clubs.

NSW Governor David Hurley will be the guest of honour at a fundraising cocktail party at Old Government House, Parramatta, on April 20.

For tickets or more information on how you can support the initiative, contact PCYC fundraising manager Sam Sidwell on 0459 042 189.

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