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St John Ambulance brings Restart A Heart campaign to Newark

A first aid charity is offering life-saving skills to the people in Newark and the surrounding area.

St John Ambulance will be providing demonstrations at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Bowbridge Road, on Monday as part of the 2018 Restart A Heart campaign.

Participants will be taught practical information on how to deliever Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and deliver shocks to the heart with a defibrillator.

St John's Ambulance will be offering CPR demonstrations. (4900397)
St John's Ambulance will be offering CPR demonstrations. (4900397)

Anne Robson, manager of St John Ambulance’s Newark adult unit, said: “We’re really pleased to be participating in this year’s Restart A Heart campaign.

"A cardiac arrest can happen at any time and without warning so we’re looking forward to sharing knowledge of first aid techniques so that more people can step forward when confronted with a heart-related emergency, making communities safer.

"Come and see us at our Restart A Heart event and we’ll show you what to do in a cardiac arrest situation and how to use first aid combined with a defibrillator to improve someone’s chances of survival. Thanks also to Newark Sports and Fitness Centre for the use of their facilities.”

Only one in 10 people in the UK survives a cardiac arrest out of hospital and the chances of survival double when someone gives immediate CPR. This increases further when a defibrillator is used.

The St John Ambulance demonstrations on Monday will take place from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and is free to attend.

To find out more about the campaign online and to see a full list of demonstrations please visit www.sja.org.uk/restartaheart.

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