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Herefordshire Heartstart recently held a public course at the Richmond Place Club in Hereford to coincide with Restart a Heart Day.

13 people attended the course and learnt the skills to potentially save a life, including dealing with a conscious casualty, an unconscious casualty, choking, serious bleeding, heart attack and CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation).

This was part of training sessions initiated by the British Heart Foundation to take place on the same day. Training was going on across the country and was run by various groups. Courses took place in schools, community groups and businesses.

In total an incredible 150,000 people were trained across four continents!

13 might not sound like a big number, but this was part of a bigger picture of training people in emergency life support skills.

Thank you to the Richmond Place Club, who kindly allowed us to use the skittle alley to deliver this course, so that we could take part in this event.

We rely on free venues across Herefordshire to deliver the two hour courses. All we need is space, so if you have a suitable room that we can use to deliver these skills to people in your community please get in touch. We use school halls, business training rooms, pubs, community hall, churches and village halls etc.

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     24/11/16 1pm

Notes to Editor:-

Restart a heart day took place on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

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.

Contact details:-

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


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

Twitter:- @HeartStart_HFD Facebook:-   Herefordshire Heartstart

Herefordshire Heartstart Registered Charity No 1082309

Registered charity: Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD

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