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Herefordshire Heartstart

We'd like to update our volunteers' skills with new CPR guidance, as well as providing additional cleaning and hand-sanitising products to enable the provision of life-saving skill training for free.

Total received £5,027.85

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About this cause

We are a local charity which teaches vital emergency life-saving skills, like CPR, to our communities. This need is amplified by the pandemic. In order to save lives from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, we want to support bystander CPR and improve survival rates. These skills need to be delivered differently and safely due to Covid-19 restrictions, and we require funds to change our training as a response.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

We've found social distancing has led to a decrease in bystander CPR. We would like to show local communities that they can support each other with life-saving skills in a safe manner. Bystander CPR increases survival chances from 8%-32%. We'll be inviting local groups and organisations, including Scouts, Guides and housing associations etc. to host a free Heartstart course.