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Emotional reunion ahead of Hallam match
1st September, 2021
Hallam physio Shannon Brooks had an emotional reunion on Tuesday night with match official Andrew Jarvis whose life she was instrumental in saving after he fell ill at a Toolstation NCEL Division One fixture last month.
She leapt into action, performing CPR on Andrew before he was airlifted to hospital, in the abandoned fixture at Rainworth Miners Welfare.
A defibrillator was also used and Shannon has subsequently started up a fundraising campaign to help provide clubs with the life-saving equipment.
Andrew was a very welcome guest at Sandygate for the Countrymen's league match with Retford FC on Tuesday night.
A cheque presentation was also made to Shannon by Toolstation NCEL chairman Brian Jones as the league is very proud to make a donation of £500 to her fundraiser which has already exceeded its £2,000 target.
The money raised will be used to ensure that all Northern Counties East League member clubs have full defibrillator facilities available at their grounds should a similar incident occur at any of them.
The Northern Counties East League congratulate and are grateful of Shannon’s efforts on the day and also her initiative in setting up this defibrillator fund.
Shannon and the two from Rainworth Miners Welfare who assisted her on 14th August, 2021, Richard Smith and Kieron Hinchley, will all be invited to be guests at the NCEL Presentation Dinner at the Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate, on 25th June, 2022.