24th Mar, 2019

Life-saving charity keeping hearts beating across Warwickshire

HEARTS are still beating across Warwickshire thanks to life-saving charity.

Warwickshire Hearts – formerly known as Warwick District Community First Responders – joined forces with Warwick Rotary and Evelyn’s Gift to provide free training to residents across the county.

And the Warwick charity taught life-saving skills to over 4,000 residents during 2017.

Those fully trained can respond to emergency calls, helping to keep patients alive and as comfortable as possible until an ambulance arrives.

Most often this has been the elderly falling at home, patients with breathing difficulties or chest pain, but they have attended a incidents including heart attacks and road accidents.

Warwick Rotary has also helped the charity – which relies entirely on donations – fund equipment such as face shields for CPR trainees and extra community defibrillators.

Visit www.warwickshirehearts.org for more details on training.

* BLOODWISE supporters from the Warwick district raised £1177 at a recent Race Night.

Over 70 people enjoyed a fun evening at Warwick Sports Club, with a fish & chip supper.

Bloodwise – formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research – is the UK’s leading charity raising funds to research cures for blood cancers.

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