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Life-saving skills on show at Warwickshire College

Laura Kearns 25th Jan, 2017

LIFE-saving and fund-raising skills have been put to the test by health and social care students at Warwickshire College’s Leamington centre.

They received CPR training as part of Warwickshire Hearts – a project developed by Warwick District Community First Responders and local charity Evelyn’s Gift. The charity was formed by Helen Smith to enable people to do something positive in memory of her daughter Evelyn, who passed away suddenly in 2013 aged just seven.

And to support the charity kind-hearted college students held a raffle and tombola, raising an impressive £170.

Helen said: “It’s wonderful to see the students so engaged and enthusiastic about helping other local people through fundraising for the charity. This money will be used to help Safeline Warwick, who support people who have been sexually abused, to improve their facilities for children, so it’s a really important cause.

“I’m pleased the students have also benefited from Evelyn’s Gift through their CPR training which is a vital skill for them. Thank you again to the students and staff for all their hard work and support.”

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