A range of jarred Caribbean sauces has been launched to help fund public access defibrillators in communities across the UK.
The Mrs Muamba’s sauce range has been developed by Fabrice Muamba, whose life was saved by a defibrillator in 2012, and his wife, Shauna. A percentage of each jar sold will be donated to the Arrhythmia Alliance’s ‘Hearts and Goals’ campaign.
Former English Premier League footballer Fabrice suffered a sudden cardiac arrest aged 23 in the middle of a match. Fabrice’s heart did stop beating. Luckily, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was on site and delivered the shock that would restart his heart and ultimately save his life.
Although the cardiac arrest ended his football career, Fabrice was inspired by the first hand effectiveness of defibrillators and has now turned his attention to promoting the importance of defibrillator accessibility since becoming an ambassador for the ‘Hearts and Goals’ campaign.
The primary goals of the campaign are to increase public access to defibrillators in communities across the United Kingdom, to aid CPR and defibrillator training, and to encourage people, young and old, to check their pulse to identify an irregular or abnormal heartbeat.
Fabrice and Shauna recently held a Mrs Muamba’s Caribbean Sauces tasting session at Booths Country in Manchester to raise awareness of the range and its contribution to the ‘Hearts and Goals’ campaign.
Sara Newbold, from Arrhythmia Alliance, was on hand throughout the day to promote the use and placement of defibrillators whilst answering any questions about the automated devices.
To find out more about the delicious range of Caribbean sauces, please click here.
More information about the AA’s ‘Hearts and Goals’ campaign can be found here.