Rangers fans will be offered free CPR training as part of a charitable partnership between the football club and the British Heart Foundation.
Supporters attending games this season will be given the chance to learn the technique and get to know more about heart diseases and conditions.
It’s hoped both sides will be able to raise funds for life-saving treatment.
An avid Rangers supporter, all his life, Chris Murray had a genetic heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, for which there isn’t a cure.
At just 22, he collapsed at his work and died from a cardiac arrest.
Chris’s family have raised more than £45,000 for the British Heart Foundation and hope that this partnership will help to save lives.
His father, Craig Murray, told STV News: “He was very musical. He loved to dance – the life and soul of the party.
“Losing Chris, all our heroes ran towards us. We’ll never been able to repay the love we’ve had over the years. Coming to Rangers games was a huge treat for him. He talked about it for weeks on end.”
Now, Chris’s beloved club have partnered with British Heart Foundation for the 2023 – 2024 football season to raise funds and make people more aware of heart conditions and what can be done to save someone who is having a cardiac arrest.
Rangers Charity Foundation will offer fans free online training in CPR..
Craig said: “We all know someone who has died of a heart condition or is living with one. It’s fantastic to have Ibrox full and know it’s someone in row in front or behind of you could help you if you went into cardiac arrest.”
David McColgan from British Heart Foundation Scotland said: ”We know in Scotland, only one in ten people will survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest.
“The more of us that know how to do CPR and are confident in doing it, we’ll see that survival rate increase.
“We want to work with Rangers Charity Foundation.
“We want to spread the message about learning CPR and we’ve set an ambitious goal to train as many fans as possible throughout this season.”
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