Heartstart Attendee Awarded 20,000 Certificate of Attendance

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Heartstart Attendee Awarded 20,000 Certificate of Attendance

By Loraine Coleman, Herefordshire Heartstart

9.45pm 3/4/14

At a recent two hour public Heartstart course held at the Starlite Rooms in Hereford, Herefordshire Heartstart volunteer instructors trained their 20,000 person. The certificate of attendance was awarded to Janet Lloyd by volunteers from the Charity.

Four Herefordshire Heartstart volunteers were on hand, to demonstrate what to do if someone was unconscious, how to deal with choking, serious bleeding, heart attack, and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).  Participants were also given the chance to practice recovery position and CPR.

Herefordshire Heartstart have been teaching members of the public how to save a life at their two hour free Heartstart Courses since 1996.

We continue to support the people of Herefordshire by offering these courses across the county to various groups, other voluntary organisations, community groups, businesses and schools, which means more people can learn basic first aid skills to potentially save a life.

For details of how to book a course for your group, to attend a public course open to anyone or for volunteering opportunities visit www.herefordshireheartstart.org or email: info@herefordshireheartstart.org or contact the Co-ordinator/Project Manager Loraine Coleman on 0845 60 60 654 (Mon to Thurs 9am-12.45pm please note the office will be closed from 11th April to 27th April)

Loraine Coleman

Pictured are Sarah Chapman (new course helper), Jane Lloyd (20000th attendee) , Sue Price (volunteer Instructor),  and Jane Denny (volunteer Instructor.  (Clive was the other volunteer Instructor who was taking the photo).

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Herefordshire Heartstart are a registered charity (no 1082309) and are affiliated to the British Heart Foundation, however we do not receive any funding from them or the government and rely on grants and donations to keep this vital service running.