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Clive Edwards has recently joined the Board of Trustees of Herefordshire Heartstart as a volunteer Trustee.

Herefordshire Heartstart is a truly local charity/voluntary organisation, (registered charity number 1082309), that delivers free Heartstart how to save a life courses to the people of Herefordshire.

Clive moved to Herefordshire over 40 years ago and served as a Police Officer for over thirty years. He covered the county, as well as parts of Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Clive went on to become a Trainer of new Officers, before eventually ending service when he was responsible for Policing at Ledbury.

Clive went on to become a St Johns Wales First Aid Instructor.   For many years Clive has also been a volunteer Instructor for Herefordshire Heartstart.

Since retirement, Clive has worked as a transport coordinator and driver for another charity, which has included Health and Safety responsibilities.

Clive joins the Herefordshire Heartstart Board of Trustees and hopes to help support the Co-ordinator/Project Manager, by doing follow up observations of new volunteer Instructors, after they have completed Instructor Training with the Community Training Supervisor. Clive also plans to offer updates on health and safety matters relevant to the organisation.

Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator/Project Manager for the charity, said “I am really pleased to welcome Clive to the Board of Trustees and look forward to Clive’s support and a continued long, happy association with the Charity.”


Courses are held across the county, which includes public course that anyone can attend. We also run courses for other voluntary organisations, charities, businesses, various groups, including Taste for Adventure, walk leaders, guides, scouts, local Colleges etc.

The Charity also delivers Instructor training to schools staff to enable them to teach the skills to their pupils.

Anyone can attend a free two hour Heartstart course, or can book a course for their group, business or voluntary organisation for any daytime or evening course.

At a two hour course they will learn how to perform:- rescue breaths and chest compressions (CPR), as well as dealing with an unconscious casualty, choking, serious bleeding and heart attack. These are simple skills that can and do save lives.

Details of courses coming up each month can be found on our website or by contacting:-

The Scheme Co-ordinator/Project Manager Mrs Loraine Coleman

If you would like to attend a public course or are interested in a course for your group, volunteering opportunities or could help by organising a fundraising event to support the charity, please email or call 01432 850067 or 0845 60 60 654 Office open Mon to Wed 9am to 3pm term time only

Or write to Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD


Written by:-

Loraine Coleman

Co-ordinator/Project Manager

Herefordshire Heartstart Registered Charity NO 1082309


Tel: 01432 850067 or 0845 60 60 654 (Office open Mon to Thurs 9am to 3pm, term time only)

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