New life-saving device for Arreton Cricket Club, courtesy of ICRTouch

An Isle of Wight cricket club has received a new defibrillator courtesy of a local business.

Arreton Cricket Club was presented with the electronic device by Sandown based ICRTouch.

Life saving device at Arreton Cricket Club

Around 40,000 lives a year in the UK are estimated to be saved each year by the machines, and a discussion about raising funds to acquire one for the club and wider community began during the 2019 season.

With a public footpath and cycle path running adjacent to the club entrance, members felt it was a necessity to have access to an on-site machine as soon as possible.

Adam Priest, club treasurer and employee of ICRTouch, said: “As an active member of Arreton Cricket Club, I mentioned the defibrillator cause to Colin Ringer, the owner of ICRTouch, and a resident of Arreton. He very generously donated to our fundraising campaign.

“At ICRTouch we understand how important a publicly accessible defibrillator can be to the local community, as these devices can significantly improve survival rates.

“I have recently been on a first aid training course which involved the use of a defibrillator.”

The club is now raising the extra funds required for an outdoor, heated storage box, to house the defibrillator in a more convenient location.


Back in April 2023, ICRTouch made a generous contribution of £2,000 to Wightoak Youth Services. The organisation aims to provide valuable support to young people that come across the charity. Donations received are primarily directed towards facilitating activities that nurture potential future opportunities and create positive memories.