A DEFIBRILLATOR has been installed for the community, thanks to Sandown and Lake Football Club.

And to protect it from vandalism, Lake Parish Council gave a £1,000 grant towards installing CCTV.

The idea of getting a potentially life-saving defibrillator came from one of the club's managers, Steve Hobday, who runs the U12s Sharks team, after he completed an FA first aid course.

Steve Read, from IW Defibrillators, helped with the fundraising challenge by putting pots in local businesses.

Isle of Wight County Press: Sandown and Lake Football Club.

Chairman Richard Murthwaite organised a fundraising football match with the managers and committee, with the help of Steven Chapman from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

The event was a huge success and with support from the local community it raised £920.

Once the money was raised to purchase the defibrillator, there were concerns about protecting it from vandalism, following a spate of ant-social behaviour.

The club took their concerns to Lake Parish Council, who agreed to give £1,000 for installation of CCTV.

Junior coach Trevor Payne, who owns Total Protection Fire and Security carried out the installation.

The club thanks everyone involved.