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Herefordshire Heartstart would like to thank the organisers and volunteers of the Bromyard Speed Festival for the £200 donation raised at the first festival held this year.

The donation was made at a ‘Thank You’ celebration held recently for the army of volunteers and supporters who were involved in the event.

Donations were made to various charitable organisation and the £200 cheque donation was presented to a Herefordshire Heartstart volunteer instructor Mr Dave Landey. Mr Landey was attending the celebration as a volunteer of the Speed Festival and was both surprised and delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of the charity.

The inaugural Bromyard Speed Festival took place on April 3rd 2016. Bromyard was the birthplace of the Morgan Motoring Company. As many as 5000 spectators watched over 140 classic cars and motorcycles drive around Bromyard town centre through the day.

Details of the event can be found on the website –

Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator/Project Manager for the charity said “It sounds like a wonderful event and we are extremely grateful to them for making this donation to Herefordshire Heartstart. I would like to say a big thank you to the organisers and volunteers for organising and running the event and the many businesses for sponsoring the festival”.

“Herefordshire Heartstart is a local voluntary organisation that supports the people of Herefordshire by providing free Heartstart how to save a life courses across the county. We rely on donations, fundraising and small grants to keep this service running.”

“Donations are essential and help to cover the ongoing costs of running the courses, eg projection equipment, course paperwork, manikins replacements, lungs, wipes, volunteer mileage, phone line/calls, broadband etc.”

If you can support the charity by organising a fundraising event or would like to offer a personal donation or business sponsorship to support the charity, please contact the Co-ordinator/Project Manager Mrs Loraine Coleman.

For details of free community courses for the public or to organise a course for your group in Herefordshire visit

or contact:- Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator and Schools Project Manager/Training Supervisor on 01432 850067 (office open Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm term time only) or email or you can write to Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD

Ends                          Written by Loraine Coleman     1/12/16 2pm

Notes to Editor:- Herefordshire Heartstart are a voluntary organisation and registered charity no 1082309. We receive no government or British Heart Foundation funding and rely on small grants, fundraising and donations to keep this vital service running.

Herefordshire Heartstart runs free Heartstart how to save a life courses and offers these to the public, groups, voluntary organisations, businesses and schools across Herefordshire.

The two hour courses teaches members of the public essential skills to keep someone alive until the emergency services arrive. The course teaches how to deal with an unconscious casualty, heart attack, serious bleeding, choking and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Contact details:-

Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator/Project Manager, Herefordshire Heartstart


Tel: 01432 850067 (Mon to Thurs 9am to 3pm) or 0845 60 60 654

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Herefordshire Heartstart Registered Charity No 1082309

Patron The Countess of Darnley JP. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire