Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust Grant to Herefordshire Heartstart
By Loraine Coleman, Herefordshire Heartstart
Herefordshire Heartstart are pleased to announce that the Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust have awarded the charity a grant of £1,000 towards the costs of providing emergency life support skills training to schools in Herefordshire.
Herefordshire Heartstart supports schools in Herefordshire to establish a Heartstart programme for their pupils and delivers training to the staff. School staff attend full instructor training which enables them to go back into the classroom to deliver the skills to their pupils. Refresher training is offered to all schools to ensure the highest possible standard of Emergency Life Support Skills training are maintained.
Pupils as young as 4 can learn basic skills, then progress through the staged aged related programme as they get older, until they have learnt all elements of the Heartstart course.
The project has been hugely successful with the majority of schools in Herefordshire now delivering Heartstart training to their pupils, with staff from primary, secondary, private and special schools receiving training.
Loraine Coleman Co-ordinator/Project Manager says “By teaching schools staff to deliver Heartstart training, thousands of children in Herefordshire are now able to receive lifesaving training. This includes dealing with choking, serious bleeding, heart attack, unconsciousness and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). These are simple skills that can and do save lives.”
“I am delighted that the Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust has chosen to support us with a grant. This grant will help us to continue offering training to schools staff, which in turn benefits pupils in the area who will then be taught the basic skills to save a life.”
Herefordshire Heartstart is a registered charity (no 1082309) established in 1996 and is affiliated to the British Heart Foundation to run free two hour How to save a life courses in the community.
The community courses are available to anyone over the age of 10, to teach them the necessary skills to keep someone alive until the emergency services arrive.
For more information on the Schools Project or to donate, please contact the Co-ordinator/Project Manager Loraine Coleman on 0845 60 60 654 Mon to Thurs 9am to 12.45pm or to book a course for your group or to book onto a public course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD
FROM LORAINE COLEMAN, HEREFORDSHIRE HEARTSTART