Thousands of school children learn how to save a life

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More than 7,300 children in the east of England have learnt how to perform CPR as part of Restart a Heart Day.

Staff and volunteers from the Trust visited secondary schools across our region to teach the students this crucial lifesaving skill.

The training involved showing students how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if someone was in cardiac arrest and how to use a defibrillator.

Andrew Barlow, Community Response Manager for the Trust, said: “Every year we hope to build on the previous event and this year we’ve more than surpassed our goal.  The whole day was such a great success and there are now thousands more people out there willing to give CPR to someone in cardiac arrest - which is an amazing feat.

“Thank you so much to all our staff, community first responders (CFRs) and other volunteers from private first aid companies who took the time to share their skills and teach the students and teachers. Restart A Heart Day is simply not possible without your commitment and support - thank you.”

Published 18th October 2018

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