A CHARITY set up in memory of a popular Hyndburn sportsman has installed its 10th defibrillator.

Stuart Maher, from Great Harwood, set up the Philip Maher Foundation in 2015 after his father died age 62 after collapsing during a football match.

The group has been working to install the equipment in as many places as possible, especially at sports grounds.

The charity has recently helped with its 10th defibrillator by providing a secure cabinet for their recently acquired equipment at Lowerhouse Cricket Club in Burnley.

Mr Maher said: “We are pleased to support the fundraising efforts of Lowerhouse CC, who with the assistance of the British Heart Foundation, raised enough to buy a defibrillator.

“We are also particularly grateful to Lowerhouse CC for the collections they have held at their Twenty20 matches this season, which have been donated for the benefit of the charity.

“The defibrillator is the 10th the charity has funded in full or in part and we're grateful for the continued support which enables us to continue to cement Phil’s legacy in local sport and in the local community.”