Heartwize Cricket Cardiac Arrest Awareness Day a Big Success

Heartwize Cricket Cardiac Arrest Awareness Day a Big Success

Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2016

Heartwize Cricket Cardiac Arrest Awareness Day a Big Success

HEARTWIZE Cricket day - getting to the HEART of the matter - saving lives and demonstrates that by learning a few simple skills - everyone can be a lifesaver

'Thanks' to Leicestershire County Cricket Club for hosting the HEARTWIZE Cricket Day during the Sussex match today.

This collaberative approach with JHMT and HEARTWIZE LTP along with Limehurst School gave foxes fans and staff the opportunity to learn basic CPR and breakdown some of the myths and concerns for people about what a defibrillator looks like and how these vital pieces of lifesaving equipment operate in practise.

And as we now know, seemingly fit and healthy young people can also be susceptible to undiagnosed heart conditions.

The event would not have been possible with fantastic contribution of so many talented and kind hearted people working together to create a 'heart safe' community across the city and county on and off the field of play.

Thanks to Leicestershire County Cricket Club's Rob Leather, Martyn Dobson, all the players and all levels of staff at the club, Heartwize's Bill Toft, Julie Young, JHMT's Alan Harrison White and photographers Stephen Baum and Chris Mount, Trust supporter and cricket lead Tim Boon, the staff and pupils at Limehurst School both Leicester Mercury and BBC Radio Leicester for once again raising awareness of the ongoing work of JHMT and Heartwize Secondary Schools Resuscitation Training Programme.

Finally, it was so encouraging to see foxes fans all of ages stepping up and having a go to learn hand CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

https://www.facebook.com/JHMTorguk/photos/?tab=album&album_id=795571790584503

https://www.leicestershireccc.co.uk/news/2016/september/cardiac-arrest-awareness-day-a-big-success.html

http://www.leicestershireccc.co.uk/news/2016/august/club-to-hold-cardiac-arrest-awareness-day.html

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/8203-cricket-club-event-could-turn-out-to-be-lifesaver/story-29685103-detail/story.html

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