It is fitting that during British Heart Week a live-saving defibrillator, which
was purchased using funds raised by customers of the 3 Hammers Golf Complex, arrived on site at
the award-winning venue in Coven, Wolverhampton. Customers at the venue were inspired to raise
money for the device after hearing the remarkable story of 3 Hammers’ customer and local
businessperson Kevin Threlfall whose life was saved by a defibrillator after suffering a heart attack on
a local golf course.
“I have no doubt that this defibrillator will save lives,” commented former Wolves Director Threlfall.
“I know from my own experience that having access to this equipment and the relevant training is
essential. Without it I would not be here today! Every sports venue should have a defibrillator, so I
would like to extend a huge thank you to the 3 Hammers customers and staff, who really should be
congratulated for raising the funds necessary to buy this live saving equipment.”
Staff at the 3 Hammers have undergone specialist training to use the defibrillator, which has also
been registered with the British Heart Foundation’s national database. ‘The Circuit’ connects
ambulance services and 999 callers to the location of the nearest defibrillator device when there is a
cardiac arrest emergency.
“The defibrillator that we have here isn’t just for our customers, it can be used by anyone in the local
community,” explains Ian Bonser owner of the 3 Hammers Golf Complex. “For every minute that
passes the survival rate of someone suffering a cardiac arrest decreases significantly, which is why it
is so important to increase the number of golf and other sports venues who have this specialist
equipment and training available. We are hugely grateful to everyone who contributed to the