The first defibrillator has been delivered to a junior team in Sheffield after a £50,000 fundraising drive by rugby league star Danny Jones’ widow.

Mr Jones died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for the Keighley Cougars last May.
Lizzie Jones
His wife Lizzie Jones launched a campaign to get defibrillators into as many grassroots clubs as possible.

Before his death Mrs Jones said she was “oblivious” to the risk posed by heart problems in players.

“I used to think about injuries,” she said.

“What if he breaks his leg or what if he collapses off a bad tackle, but never once did I think about his heart.”

State of Mind would like to wish Lizzie Jones all the very best to save lives