CPRathon proves a great suc­cess

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your News -

East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance, along with clin­i­cians from the East of Eng­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice Trust (EEAST) and Com­mu­nity First Re­spon­ders, held the an­nual CPRathon in Queens­gate Shop­ping Cen­tre. Around 200 peo­ple were given life­sav­ing train­ing, with ap­prox­i­mately half of those be­ing teenagers or chil­dren. Clin­i­cians from EEAST worked with the pub­lic to demon­strate how to give ef­fec­tive CPR with hands on prac­tice. Shop­pers out with their friends and fam­i­lies all stopped and took part in the train­ing. Chris Don­ald­son, Fundrais­ing Man­ager, said “It was in­spir­ing to see so many peo­ple want­ing to learn this life skill, es­pe­cially so many young peo­ple. “The chil­dren and teenagers were par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested, with their par­ents or friends en­cour­ag­ing them as they prac­ticed hard and fast CPR. “Hav­ing this knowl­edge can mean the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and death for some­one.”

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