Millers fans urged to back heart app
SUPPORTERS of Rothertham United are being urged to back a national scheme to promote a first aid app.
The club is backing an initiative by St John Ambulance which aims to get more people able to use life-saving skills to help others.
St John Ambulance launched a new campaign film last week called Celebrate Like A Hero which has the backing of both the Premier League and Football League clubs.
It also has the support of football star Fabrice Muamba, the former Bolton Wanderers player whose life was saved after a cardiac arrest thanks to first aid on the pitch.
Rotherham United will be screening the film for fans on September 20 as well as putting an advertorial about the campaign in its programme on that date.
Sue Killen, chief executive of St John Ambulance, said: “St John Ambulance volunteers have been keeping fans safe inside the ground for over a century but this September we want to make sure fans can be the difference between life and death themselves, inside or outside the turnstiles.
“Emergencies can happen anywhere – on the pitch, at home or out and about.
“As Celebrate Like a Hero shows, downloading our free first aid app to your smartphone means you will always have the skills to be a first aid hero, wherever you are.”
For information about Celebrate Like a Hero, visit www.sja.org.uk/football.
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