Football kit news from the Premier League as the Brentford shirts will feature a special heart shaped ‘CPQR’ code on their chests for tonight’s fixture against Chelsea.
The special ‘CPQR’ code will be placed in between the Umbro logo on the right breast and the Brentford FC badge on the left breast.
When the code is scanned you are sent directly to a short and simple video on how to do CPR and save a life.
There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year, and every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by ten per cent. Recent research carried out by OnePoll found that 74 per cent of people have learned how to perform CPR, but only 44 per cent feel confident in performing it if someone was in a life-threatening situation.
Brentford FC have also announced that the new training facility that will be opened later this year will be named the Robert Rowan Performance Centre, after the clubs former technical director who tragically suffered a fatal cardiomyopathy on November 12th 2018 aged just 28.
Jon Varney, Chief Executive of Brentford FC said: “Cardiac health is an issue that is very important to us and to our local community. By putting the heart-shaped ‘CPQR code’ front and centre on our shirts for this match, we are able to use our platform to help teach the basics of CPR.
“We are urging our fans and those watching to take two minutes to learn the basic skills that could be the difference between a friend or family member surviving a cardiac arrest.”