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Cumberland Football Blows the Whistle to Restart a Heart

We’re having a Cumberland Football week of action from Saturday 14 October to Sunday 22 October

Restart a Heart Day is on Monday 16 October where a number of organisations, including the British Heart Foundation work together to help raise awareness of cardiac arrest and teach CPR. 

To enable Clubs and Teams to get involved and help raise awareness of the important day, we’re having a Cumberland Football week of action from Saturday 14 October to Sunday 22 October to support teams to get involved during match day or training. 


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

To continue to raise the awareness of the importance of this campaign, we’re asking Clubs, Teams, Players, Match Officials, Volunteers and Spectators to not only # Save1Donate1Nominate1 but get involved in our social media campaign during the week by sharing photos of everyone showing the ‘heart’ symbol – whether at training or at a match. Tag us and use the #RestartAHeart #CumberlandRestartAHeart 

Stanwix heart.

Why are we doing this? 

You never know when you’ll need to give someone CPR – it may save the life of a friend or family member or someone in the grassroots football community. With just a smartphone, a cushion and 15 minutes of your time, you’ll know what to do if someone has a cardiac arrest. RevivR is completely free and at the end, you’ll get the option of receiving a certificate. 

If you're a Cumberland Club or Team, you can share RevivR in your networks and help make sure that as many people as possible know what to do when someone has a cardiac arrest. 

Use our dedicated Cumberland link, this will help us see how many people across Cumberland Football have completed the free course (we will be given numbers of those using the link and not specific information) 


Throughout this season, Cumberland Clubs, Teams, Match Officials, and Individuals can also get involved in fundraising and support the grassroots football community into action to better improve their health. 


Cumberland FA CEO Ben Snowdon commented on our link with the British Heart Foundation: "Events, including the loss of our chairman last year, have brought into perspective how precious life can be. 

"Our hope is that by working with The BHF we can assist them in raising awareness of the work that they undertake including their ground-breaking scientific research, their heart helpline, which provides information to help those living with heart and circulatory diseases to get the guidance, support and access to the services they need and, most importantly, educating people so that they feel more able to help that person in their hour of need in the hope that they may get more time with the ones they love. 

"As part of the partnership, Cumberland Clubs who are at the hub of their communities will have the opportunity to get involved by selling pin badges or housing collection boxes within their club houses (“Buy a drink for a loved one” donations) and / or become a hub for BHF charity shop donations collection.” 

We are looking for 50 Teams (or Clubs) to raise or donate £50 during this football season to support the British Heart Foundation…

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 – if everyone gives a little we can make a huge difference in Cumberland!  

Clubs can sign up to the 50 for 50 Campaign using the link below or individual teams can register their interest via email   


BHF 50 for 50

Cumberland FA and the BHF have set up a Just Giving page to enable the grassroots football community (and beyond) across Cumberland to join in the partnership through raising funds their own way supporting this fantastic cause, together. This provides an opportunity for anyone raising funds via Just Giving to feed into the Cumberland FA and BHF running total. 

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

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. 

To kick off the fundraising Cumberland FA donated all collections from the 2022-23 County Cup Finals to the Just Giving page with almost £300 donated so far! Match officials involved in the Cumberland Cup, Women’s County Cup, Sunday Cup, County Veterans Trophy and a number of the Youth County Cup Finals also donated their match fees to the total. 

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.


The Circuit is the British Heart Foundation’s defibrillator network, providing a nationwide overview of where defibrillators can be found. Many defibrillators never get used because emergency services don’t know where they are or how to access them - this can cost lives, and that’s why this new infrastructure is so vital.

Almost all defibs registered on The Circuit can be seen on a map by accessing Defib Finder using a web browser on a computer, tablet or smartphone. This shows the location, accessibility and status of defibs.

Is your Club or training / match venue defibrillator on the national register?

Find out more about ‘The Circuit’ and register the defibrillator here

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