Ross Sports Centre was established in 2011 and is made up of the local cricket club, petanque club, park run and football club.
They took on the building in a dilapidated state and have since run it as a community interest company (CIC).
The Edenstone Foundation funding for the defibrillator follows on the success of St Mary’s Garden Village where Edenstone Homes and Bluebell Home, both part of the Edenstone Group, are building a new community of 290 homes. The Edenstone Foundation receives a proportion of the proceeds from every home sold to support good causes.
Edenstone Group planning director Tim Smale explained: “Following the cardiac arrest suffered by Danish footballer Christian Eriksen during the Euros in the summer from Herefordshire Council, was keen to increase the number of defibrillators in the community and asked if we’d be able to help by providing one for outside Ross-On-Wye Sports Centre. Having access to a defibrillator and first aid skills in the event of an emergency can be crucial an we’re pleased to have been able to provide a potentially life-saving piece of kit, but of course hope that it never has to be used.”