Training on 4th April postponed until 4th July

Unfortunately due to the current situation and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Beating Hearts Merrow has taken the decision to postpone the planned ‘Save a Life’ training from 4th April until 4th July.
We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause, but we hope you understand.

New details:
There will be two FREE sessions led by trainers from St John Ambulance in basic life support, including lots of practical skills. These sessions are open to everyone of all ages, including children (with a parent).
❤️ Saturday 4th July
❤️ St Johns Church Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Merrow
❤️ Two sessions: 10am or 11.30am

Successful event on Saturday 8th February

We held a really successful Beating Hearts Merrow event on Saturday 8th February from 10am -12pm at St Johns Church Centre,

80 people attended and enjoyed, information videos, a craft sale, refreshments and excellent CPR and defibrillator demonstrations by Darren fro St John's Ambulance.

Thank you to Darren and everyone who attended

Forms

Defibrillator sites in Merrow
Please complete this form Defibrillator locations to let us know
1) your suggestions for the locations of the public access defibrillators in Merrow
2)the location of any existing defibrillators (public access or not) and access times if known

Register your interest for our Basic Life Support training on 4th April 2020
Please complete this form 4th April Event to register your interest for Basic Life Support training

Who we are

Beating Hearts Merrow was set up by local resident Judith Hunt, who had a sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest while at work. She was fortunate enough to work in a hospital and underwent immediate and successful resuscitation.
Beating Hearts Merrow is aiming to:
• Raise funds for a 24 hour access defibrillator in Merrow goto https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/beatingheartsmerrow
• Arrange training for Merrow residents in how to recognise and manage a sudden cardiac arrest
• Build a map of Merrow showing where every public access defibrillator is located
• Ensure that every resident receives a copy of the map with details about managing a cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any age. We want to save lives in Merrow by providing 24 hour access to a defibrillator and providing training to give all residents the confidence to use one.

Facts about sudden cardiac arrest

• Sudden cardiac arrest strikes without warning and kills 250 people a day in
the UK
• In the UK, less than 5% of victims survive an out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest
• It kills more people than lung cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined
• It can happen to anyone, even young athletes
• Together with CPR, defibrillation is the only way to restore the heart’s natural rhythm

How you can help

• Donate to help fund a defibrillator and training, please goto our justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/beatingheartsmerrow
• Purchase one of Judith’s hand-made craft items
• Contact us at savealife@beatingheartsmerrow.uk if you know the location of a defibrillator in Merrow
• Add your name to our mailing list and we’ll keep you up to date with progress
• Please read Sudden Cardiac Arrest – what to do

If you can help by buying a gift, making a donation or would like to know more, please contact:
fundraising@beatingheartsmerrow.uk

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