Mark Moore, 27, from Longlevens Gloucester, loved playing football. On 21st August this year he collapsed on the pitch and suffered a cardiac arrest. He spent 2 days in a coma.
Fortunately for Mark paramedics were playing nearby and administered CPR and a defibrillator to bring him back to life.
Mark’s heart stopped for 30 minutes and he was shocked with the defibrillator 8 times on the pitch. He suffered another arrest on the way to hospital.
Following a period of time in hospital having lots of tests and scans a pacemaker fitted, Mark is now back home with his family doing well, although he will never play football again.
His family are holding a fundraising Halloween disco on Saturday 3rd November to raise funds for Bristol Heart Institute where Mark was cared for, Great Western Ambulance service, and to hopefully purchase a defibrillator for Longlevens Football Club.
Simon and Leah Rose of the Longlevens Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic have held fundraising events for charities that are close to their hearts in the past, and commend Mark’s family for their efforts in supporting the organisations that have supported them. We wish Mark Moore’s family every success for their event.
The party starts at 7.30pm and is tickets only. If you would like to attend please let us know via our contact us page and we will pass your details to the Moore family.