Milton Keynes Dons Sport & Education Trust have raised over £3,000 to purchase Public Access Trauma (PAcT) kits for the local community.
PAcT kits are designed to provide members of the public with the ability to administer immediate first aid to a victim of a trauma bleed prior to the arrival of a paramedic.
These kits are an advanced specialist first-aid kit and can be used in a stabbing incident, a vehicle accident or any form of injury where the patient is losing blood. They contain military grade wound dressings, bandages, touni-keys, scissors, CPR face shields, disposable gloves and protection glasses.
MK Dons SET hopes to purchase 50 PAcT kits, which will then be placed around Milton Keynes, within community centres, grassroots sports clubs, shops, railway stations and other places where young people may congregate.
The £3,000 used to purchase the kits was generously raised with help from MOTO Service Station and HMP Springhill as well as local fathers, Lee Freeman and Ben Newall, who took part in a sponsored walk from London to Brighton, covering over 100KM.
This fundraiser comes on the back of the success of the Knife Angel project last December, which drew 60,000 visitors to Stadium MK and saw the MK Dons SET awarded Community Project of the Year by the EFL, after the team devised and ran knife-crime awareness workshops to 1,200 local students.
Mr Jason Fathers, who attended some of these workshops and was a volunteer marshal for the knife angel, lost his son, Jay, to knife crime on New Year’s Eve in 2021. Jason continues to support MK Dons SET with their ongoing battle to raise awareness of knife crime in MK.
A launch event for the PAcT Kit donation took place at Stadium MK on Tuesday 28 November ahead of MK Dons’ Sky Bet League Two fixture with Grimsby Town.