14 people in rural West Berkshire training in lifesaving skills

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CCB’s Wendy Dacey with three volunteers from Heartstart Thatcham

Recently CCB ran a training session in partnership with Heartstart Thatcham in Woolhampton that was attended by 14 learners.

The training was funded by SSE’s Resilient Communities and Adult Community Learning West Berkshire. Most of the learners that came were from outlying rural areas and the trainers from Heartstart Thatcham felt this was really important as it is those who are more isolated that can be of highest risk for not getting lifesaving support in the early vital minutes after a heart attack / choking / injury. The course was led by Dr Nick Young who does this work as a volunteer alonHeartstart 2018 7gside two other volunteer trainers.

Some comments from the evaluation;
“I really enjoyed the course, thank you so much. It was very informative, fun, friendly and I am feeling confident to use a defibrillator and perform CPR”
“The best bit was having so much time to practice the skills and become confident”
“Very friendly, informative and patient trainers. They were clear, and answered all our questions easily”
“Great having trainers that were serious but also had a great sense of humour!”

CCB are running a repeat course in partnership with Heartstart Swallowfield in June please contact Kate.Meads@ccberks.org.uk to register your interest.

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