Leading care provider Radis Community Care held a series of fundraisers in a bid to raise money for a defibrillator for local football team Montpellier FC in Cheltenham.

Aiming to celebrate football whilst providing an environment to support men and women of all ages both physically and mentally, Montpellier FC aspires to be the next evolution of a local community football club.

Having secured a pavilion as their home that required a complete overhaul and renovation, the team reached out to the local community for help.

Among the club’s wish list was a request for a defibrillator, and Radis Community Care stepped up and made it their mission to supply the life-saving piece of equipment.

Rachel Brooks-O’Dell, Regional Manager at Radis Community Care said, “We are honoured to have donated this life-saving piece of equipment for the local football club in Cheltenham, and I’m so proud of the Radis team for raising the money to make this possible.

“The defibrillator will not only benefit the players, but it could be vital in saving a life in the community, too. We hope it’s never needed, but it’s reassuring to know that it’s there.”

The teams at Radis across Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire committed to hosting cake sales, raffles and tombola’s and it seems their efforts were a roaring success.

Liam, chairman of Montpellier FC explains that the club has been a lifelong dream for both him and his best friend, who runs it alongside him – and providing a safe environment was top priority.

He went on to say what the new defibrillator means to the football club: “There’s been instances across the country where people have collapsed during football matches and a defibrillator hasn’t been accessible, so having something as life-saving as this on site is a real asset to the club.

“On behalf of everybody at Montpellier Football Club, I want to thank all of the staff at Radis and its clients for raising the money for this defibrillator that we can have on-site at our home ground.”

The defibrillator has now been installed and is accessible or both Montpellier FC and the wider community.

Liam, chairman of Montpellier FC

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