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Club Praised For World Record Involvement

16 March 2016

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The Spireites have been praised for their involvement in the world record attempt taking place at the Proact Stadium in May.

On Friday, May 20, the Community Save a Life Scheme will aim to break the world record for the largest first aid lesson at the Proact Stadium alongside the Spireites, the British Heart Foundation, Bolsover District Council, Inner Wheel and Rotary International.

Councillor Jim Clifton, from Bolsover District Council, said: “Chesterfield is close to Bolsover and we needed a venue with fixed turnstiles where we can count the people properly and the football club were good enough to allow us to attempt the record at the Proact.

“Ever since we contacted Chris Turner about the possibility of doing it, he’s given us everything. He’d never met us before until we met him and he introduced us to the staff and let us know what they did. He told us to just get in contact and said they’d help us out.

“He’s been 100 per cent welcoming and co-operative and it’s been great to see the club like this. We can’t thank Chesterfield Football Club enough and couldn’t ask for anything more.”

Matthew Connley, special projects officer in Leisure Services, added: “Chesterfield is a great club for it, being a very community-based organisation with the Community Trust based in The HUB. Using the club’s contacts and media profile we can hopefully get more participants to the event. The club have been fantastic.”

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