If I save just one person and prevent a family suffering the heartbreak we feel, then it would help me to begin to process this awful tragedy, says Keith Slocombe
KEITH SLOCOMBE has smashed his £1,500 target to purchase a defibrillator to prevent other families suffering the heartbreak of losing a family member while playing football.
Son Charlie Slocombe, 25, tragically died of a sudden cardiac arrest whilst playing a friendly six-a-side football match on Monday 22 July 2019 at a school in Tonbridge.
“Charlie’s life had just begun when it was snatched from him aged just 25,” said father Keith Slocombe.
“He had just bought a flat with his lovely girlfriend Amy and started a new job as a surveyor for a plumbing company.
“He leaves behind a devasted family, twin sister Kate and younger sister Lily.
“My wife Linda and I have followed Charlie’s footballing career avidly since he was a young boy and would like to do something meaningful in his memory.
“We have decided to raise money for a defibrillator. As a qualified physiotherapist, I attend many football games some, where emergency equipment is not available and would like to be able to carry a defibrillator at all times in order to help anyone in an emergency situation.
“If I save just one person and prevent a family suffering the heartbreak we feel, then it would help me to begin to process this awful tragedy.”
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