We are delighted to announce that Ewa Michalczyk has raised an amazing £2401 by running the Cardiff 10k on September 1st as a fundraiser for Herefordshire Heartstart.
In early 2019 John Greene, one of the
directors at Border Oak, suffered a life threatening cardiac arrest. Prompt
action by staff using the skills learned on the Heartstart course, while
waiting for the emergency services to arrive, ensured that John was given the
best chance of survival.
an employee at Border Oak, decided to turn this traumatic experience into a
positive. She believes that everyone should have the opportunity to attend a
Heartstart course and learn the essential lifesaving skills that contributed to
the survival of her employer. John continues to make good progress on his
Border Oak have also
invested in a defibrillator that will be accessible to not just their employees
but also the local community; meaning that the people of Kingsland will now
have access to two public access defibrillators. She hopes that by sharing
their story at Border Oak it will encourage more people to go on the training
and ultimately save more lives.
Ewa’s money will be put to
good use by Herefordshire Heartstart. It will enable us as a small local
charity (who rely on fundraising and grants) to deliver further courses in
local communities within Herefordshire.