Our Director, Les Wright and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher have joined forces with the Oliver King Foundation through the 23 Foundation to put life-saving defibrillator units across amateur football grounds and in sites throughout Merseyside.

“A lot of people will know what happened to Oliver and with his dad Mark setting this up,” Carragher told the ECHO.

“I got to meet Mark about three or four years ago when he came and actually put a defibrillator in the Rotunda Boxing Club while I was there. We all listened to what had happened and they explained how to use a defibrillator – it has actually saved a life in the gym already about six months ago.

 “It’s very powerful really and it’s something that can hit at any time, to any of our kids or people of any age, so if we can help the Oliver King Foundation to provide and help to assist Mark in getting more defibrillators in places they need to be then that’s great and I’m delighted to be in partnership with him.”

The first place that has received a defibrillator and training through the 23 partnership with Mark King and the Oliver King Foundation is the Brunswick Community Centre in Bootle.