Joe's Mini HeartStart 4 Sports
Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014
...are you ready to save a life?
Joe's Mini Heartstart 4 Sports (JMHS4S) is a pioneering scheme, aimed at offering Junior sports club members including players, official and supporters the chance to learn key cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator.
The two hour emergency free lifesaving course, endorsed and supported by Leicester City Council and Heartsafe UK, is one of the key priorities of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT), a local charity dedicated to raising awareness of subtle heart conditions such as SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) and ensuring the local community, with a key focus on schools and sports clubs, is ready and better equipped to deal with someone who suffers a cardiac arrest.
Alan Harrison White JHMT training instructor said: The focus is on teaching people simple skills that could mean the vital difference between life and death."
Darren Creed, AFC Andrews under-15s coach, said: "I'm really pleased that we've got the chance to teach club members and players some of these vital skills. We wanted to take the proactive step of signing up for this training because you never know when you might need to respond to an emergency. Every second counts when it comes to saving a life."
The JMHS4S programme is starting to pick up some real momentum once again as Alan shares his vast knowledge, experience and skills with AFC Andrews, Lucky Boxing Club & Unity Boxing, DE Lisle College and that's just this week! as the work goes on to create a safer sporting environment and community for all.
Any Leicester-Shire sports clubs wanting to register their interest in the Joe's Mini Heartstart 4 Sports training programme can email: email@example.com or Mandy.Shepard@Leicester.gov.uk for any clubs based in Leicester City.