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A recent fundraising event held at Aylestone Business and Enterprise College raised an amazing sum of £636.21 to help support Herefordshire Heartstart’s Schools Project.

Around 100 year 8 pupils took part in a sponsored skipathon challenge before the Summer holidays. It saw all pupils taking part in a variety of skipping activities throughout the morning.  All pupils raised individual amounts of money for the charity.

The total amount raised was £636.21. This is a fantastic amount of money and far exceeded their expectations.

Herefordshire Heartstart provides training and support to school staff from schools all over Herefordshire.  School staff attend a free instructor training day and are then signed off as instructors for them to deliver Heartstart/emergency first aid skills to pupils.

The training is free to schools and until the end of the year is currently still funded by the British Heart Foundation, who also provide all the necessary equipment and training materials and hand-outs to deliver this training to their pupils.

The Year 8 pupils have done an amazing job in supporting this.

Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator and Schools Project Manager would like to thank Mr Nick Moores from the school, for organising the event and for other staff for helping and to the wonderful pupils for taking part and for raising an incredible £636.21 towards the schools Heartstart scheme.

We were absolutely delighted to receive this money to help support the schools scheme in this area.


Notes to Editor:  Herefordshire Heartstart are a local voluntary organisation who provide free two hours Heartstart courses in how to save a life in the community.  We also provide free full day courses and refresher training to Schools throughout Herefordshire.

Contact: Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator/Project Manager for Herefordshire Heartstart, can be contacted on 0845 60 60 654 (Mon to Thurs 9am to 12.45pm) or by emailing