Press Release Crafty Ladies have done it again for Heartstart

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Crafty Ladies have done it again for Heartstart

A small group of ladies known as the Crafty Ladies have just come to the end of their years fundraising for two charities, including local charity Herefordshire Heartstart.

The ladies presented another cheque for £450 to end a year’s crafting efforts for the charity.   They presented a cheque to Herefordshire Heartstart in the Spring for £800. A further £22.50 worth of jams/chutneys was sold at courses, which brings the total raised for the charity to an amazing £1272.50.

Throughout the year the six crafty ladies made and sold a beautiful array of hand-made crafts. The ladies sold these at local craft fayres, shops and businesses.

Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator/Project Manager for the charity says “The ladies have done an incredible job over the year and spent many hours, creating and selling their beautiful craft work.

I am delighted that they chose to fundraise for Herefordshire Heartstart and have supported us in this way. Every penny stays in Herefordshire and helps us to continue teaching these vital skills throughout Herefordshire. As a result of their fundraising efforts more people will be able to receive Heartstart how to save a life training.”

“Thank you to an amazing group of ladies for giving up their time to make and sell their lovely crafts and for these donations.”

Loraine would again like to “thank the public and local businesses for supporting the charity by buying the beautiful craft items or allowing the ladies to sell them at their premises. Thanks to the various businesses and members of the public for the donations of craft items, raffle prizes and materials.”

Several of the ladies have now gone on and attended one of the public Heartstart courses. Anyone can attend a free two hour Heartstart course, or can book a course for their group. At a two hour course participants will learn 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 can be found on our website or by contacting Co-ordinator/Project Manager Loraine Coleman

If you would like to attend a public course or are interested in a course for your group, would like to volunteer, or could help by organising a fundraising event to support the charity, please email or call 0845 60 60 654 or write to:

Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD

Notes to Editor:

Herefordshire Heartstart is a registered charity (no 1082309) established in 1996 to run free two hour How to save a life courses. These courses are available to anyone, to teach them the necessary skills to keep someone alive until the emergency services arrive.

Herefordshire Heartstart is affiliated to the British Heart Foundation, but we are not funded by them nor the Government for our service. We are a local initiative helping the people of Herefordshire. We rely on donations and grants to keep this vital service running.

Written by:- Loraine Coleman, Herefordshire Heartstart



Pictures show some of the beautiful craft the ladies make:-