PRESS RELEASE Heartstart Attendee Awarded 21,000 Certificate of Attendance

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Heartstart Attendee Awarded 21,000 Certificate of Attendance

At this month’s public Heartstart course held at Whitecross High School and Specialist College in Hereford, Herefordshire Heartstart volunteer instructors trained their 21,000 person. The certificate of attendance was awarded to Tracey Waters by volunteer Instructors from the Charity.

Volunteer Instructors Loraine and Marie delivered the training, with the support of two junior course helpers Alex Coleman and Emilia Franklin.  Throughout the evening the attendees learnt what to do if someone was unconscious, choking, bleeding seriously, having a heart attack, and how to perform 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 run courses across the county of Herefordshire to 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 for volunteering opportunities visit or email: or contact the Co-ordinator/Project Manager Loraine Coleman on 0845 60 60 654 Follow us on Twitter @HeartStart_HFD

Pictured from the left (looking at the photo) are:-

Tracey Waters (21000 course attendee being presented with her 21000 certificate)

Volunteer Instructors:- Loraine Coleman and Marie Robinson

Louise Craddock (Tracey’s friend who persuaded her to attend the course). Volunteer Alex was taking the photo.

photo of 21000 attendee


Notes to Editor:

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.



By Loraine Coleman, Herefordshire Heartstart

7pm 29/1/15