A unique partnership has been launched as Inverness Caledonian Thistle committed to having the full complement of their 200 staff trained and ready to deliver vital lifesaving skills by Lucky2BHere.
The charity was founded by Skye man Ross Cowie who experienced a cardiac arrest in 2006 and was lucky that an ambulance was nearby and was able to use lifesaving equipment.
As a result of his experience, he set up the Lucky2BHere charity, who have now distributed more than 500 defibrillators throughout Scotland.
Speaking at the training event, Caley Thistle manager John Robertson said it was “a life skill that can prove hugely important”.
He added: “The partnership is massive for everybody because it does what it says on the tin – it saves lives.
“Once you open the pack it talks you through everything that is required so it is literally foolproof.”
Peter White of Lucky2Bhere added: “If people can see that footballers are able to do this, then hopefully they will be encouraged to learn this valuable lifesaving skill.”
First-team star Aaron Doran also praised the training event, adding: “To learn CPR and how to use a defibrillator is a big thing.
“Wherever you are now if there’s a defibrillator there you can help somebody, so it’s a big deal to have this knowledge.”