At a recent public Heartstart course held at the Whitehouse Community Hub, Tupsley, Herefordshire Heartstart volunteer instructors trained their 23,000 person. The certificate of attendance was awarded to John Brazier by volunteers from the Charity.
Throughout the morning course attendees learnt what to do if someone was unconscious, choking, bleeding seriously, having a heart attack, and how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
Herefordshire Heartstart have been teaching members of the public how to save a life at their two hour free Heartstart Courses since 1996. Over 1,000 people received Heartstart training over the last year in Herefordshire! This is another record for the charity.
Loraine Coleman says “This is an incredible amount of people, particularly when you consider that the two hour Heartstart course is delivered by trained volunteer Instructors.”
Thousands more schoolchildren have also benefited through our schools project. Training over the last 6 years has been delivered to hundreds of schools staff by Schools Training Supervisor Loraine Coleman. Staff then deliver the schools Heartstart training to pupils in their school.
We run courses across Herefordshire for various groups, other voluntary organisations, community groups, businesses and schools, as well as regular public courses, which means that more people can learn some basic first aid skills, which could potentially save a life.
For details of how to book a course for your group, to attend a public course or to offer help to the charity visit www.herefordshireheartstart.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Co-ordinator/Project Manager Loraine Coleman on 0845 60 60 654
Photo shows from Left to Right:- John Brazier being presented with his 23,000 Certificate of Attendance by Volunteer Instructor Clive Edwards, Volunteer Instructor David Haworth Volunteer Helper Richard Laird. Course held at the Whitehouse Community Hub, Tupsley, Hereford, who kindly allow us to use the room free of charge
(Photo taken by Loraine Coleman)
Written by Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator/Project Manager
Tel: 0845 60 60 654