Local business plans to keep hearts beating!

In the UK, fewer than 10% of people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital will survive. Would you know what to do if someone collapsed in front of you? Do you feel confident in attempting CPR?

On Tuesday 16th October, The Training Initiative will be supporting The British Resuscitation Council’s Restart-a-Heart day by demonstrating and teaching CPR in the Ankerside Shopping Centre from 10:00 to 16:00. Restart a Heart is a designated yearly day of action with the aim to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible.

The Tamworth based business will be joined by crew members from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and fully intend to raise awareness and train as many people as possible in CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

First Aid training expert Rich Whittingham says: “I am really excited to be celebrating this global awareness day in Tamworth. The support from the Council and the team at Ankerside Shopping Centre has been fantastic. CPR is such a basic skill yet it has the ability to make a fundamental difference; everyone should know how to do.

“Members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be popping by to help me and I really hope that as many people as possible will take the opportunity to learn this vital skill with me.”

Mark Burbridge, manager at Ankerside Shopping Centre, said he is delighted to support the initiative. “Learning how to administer CPR and first aid with confidence is something we should all make efforts to master, as at any given moment we might be faced with a situation where someone needs urgent assistance. This is a great opportunity and we hope to welcome many members of the community to the event.”

If you would like to know how to do CPR and what you can do to help someone in an emergency, take the initiative and come down and meet the team. We’d love to see you there.

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