Game on to Support the BHF

If everyone gives a little, we can make a huge difference!

Last month saw Cumberland based Clubs getting behind the partnership with the British Heart Foundation to raise the awareness of the 15 minute free CPR training through Revivr, as well as joining the 50 for 50 campaign to help raise funds for their ground breaking research.

Cumberland FA are delighted to welcome on board the following teams and clubs who are supporting the season long partnership:

Abbeytown Ladies
Allerdale Wildcats
Carlisle United Ladies FC 
Dalston Black Reds FC and Dalston Junior Black Reds
Gillford Park FC
Penrith Football Club
Silloth AFC
Warwick Wanderers U9 Whites
Workington Juniors
Workington Reds Ladies

Teams helped raise awareness during our week of action centred around #RestartAHeart day by sharing their photos and the link to the RevivR course amongst their members.

Check out some of the photos on our Facebook album HERE

Helen Aitchison, Cumberland FA’s Football Development Officer, commented: “It is fantastic to see local Clubs getting behind the partnership and raising the awareness of the life saving skill as well as raising funds for the British Heart Foundation by bringing their teams and communities together. We’re aiming for 50 clubs or teams to sign up this season to bring the Cumberland Football community together – referees are also encouraged to get involved.”

Abbeytown Ladies raised £185 at one fixture selling teas and coffees while Workington Reds Ladies have donated £50 from a recent fixture with information included in their match day programme. St Joseph's Walking Football Team also donated following the recent Cumberland FA Walking Football League event!

Teams and Clubs can support this partnership in a way that suits them, because if everyone gives a little we can make a huge difference in Cumberland!

There are a variety of ways for teams and clubs to raise funds, whether this is selling pin badges, buying a drink for a loved one in the club bar, a sponsored ‘kick up challenge’, sponsored run or walk, bake sale, or donations at matches. 

There will also be ‘spot prizes’ for any Clubs, organisations or individuals contributing to donations on the Cumberland FA and BHF Just Giving Page (this will be random and not based on the amount raised).

We are looking for 50 Teams (or Clubs) to raise or donate £50 during this football season to support the British Heart Foundation… Clubs can sign up to the 50 for 50 Campaign using the link below or individual teams can register their interest via email    


Warwick Wanderers Under 9 Whites are planning a sponsored dribble around Talkin Tarn to raise funds later in the season with parents completing the 15 minute RevivR course alongside the Safeguarding Awareness for Parents and Carers Course.

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Take the 15 minute course

RevivR teaches you how to recognise a cardiac arrest, gives feedback on chest compressions and outlines the correct steps of defibrillator use, giving anyone the confidence to step in and save a life in the event of the ultimate medical emergency.

Cumberland FA’s #Save1Donate1Nominate1 will continue throughout the season. Tag us and tell us you’ve completed the course on your social media! 

Save 1 – Learn CPR through Revivr 
Donate 1Donate £1  
Nominate 1 – Nominate a fellow coach, parent or volunteer involved in #CumberlandFootball

Donations to the cause can be made here


During November, Cumberland FA’s Football Development Officer Helen Aitchison is aiming to complete 50 miles of running and 50 miles of cycling to tie in with the 50 for 50 campaign in memory of our late Chairman Fred Conway. 

Helen said “Knowing I am raising money for this vital cause and in Fred’s memory will help get me out the door now the weather is changing. The challenge will not just support my physical health but also my mental health during the darker weather days.” 

If you would like to support Helen in her challenge, donations can be made here, which will support the Cumberland Football total towards the British Heart Foundation: 

Cumberland Clubs can get involved and let us know how they would like to support the British Heart Foundation by clicking this LINK and getting in touch. 

If you have any queries or would like further information on our partnership with the British Heart Foundation and how you can get involved, please email or telephone 01900 511800.



CLICK HERE for details on ways to access funding for defibrillators.

Apply for a free defibrillator for your community 

Find out if your community group is eligible for a free, BHF-funded defibrillator. Having a defibrillator and knowing how to do CPR will give members of your community a better chance at surviving a cardiac arrest.

Applications for a free, BHF-funded defibrillator are now open. Applications will close on 15 March 2024. 


If you have any queries or would like further information on our partnership with the British Heart Foundation and how you can get involved, please email or telephone 01900 511800.