After three years of running and a heart condition in the family, one of our supporters, Karen West, has decided to take on the London Marathon. Hear Karen's story: I have been running for just over 3 years and have completed two half marathons, and various 5k and 10k races but I wanted a real challenge so entered the ballot for London marathon never imagining I would get a place!
27th February 2017
31st January 2017
The Heartstart Thatcham team visited Woolhampton Village Hall on 17th January 2017 to deliver a Heartstart session. The event was organised by the Community Council for Berkshire (CCB) and sponsored by and a grant from Scottish and Southern Energy Electricity Networks Resilient Communities Fund. Despite a dark and damp evening outside 15 people from around West Berkshire arrived to complete the training.
20th January 2017
Heartstart Thatcham has started the New Year, 2017, by unveiling their latest public access defibrillator at The Willows School.
17th January 2017
The Heartstart Thatcham team are off to a flying start for 2017. The team will exceeded 800 people trained, since August 2013, soon and will be placing their 40th defibrillator by the end of February. There are several fundraisers doing various activities including marathons, walks and quizzes for us throughout the year to enable us to continue to make a difference. The team are already investigating additional units throughout the region including more at Calcot, Newbury, Thatcham and other areas in West Berkshire, and beyond.
17th November 2016
Heartstart Thatcham held a fundraising quiz at the Old London Apprentice in Newbury on Saturday 12th November. There was a large turnout of teams including the defending champions. With fireworks going off nearby adding to the fantastic atmosphere. A ploughman’s was provided by the pub and the end of the evening saw the defending champions (pictured below) retain their title. In conjunction with a raffle at the end, funds were raised to allow investment in more defibrillators and FREE training for the local community.