28th April 2017
The Cooperative chose Heartstart Thatcham to be one of the charities it raises funds for in its Local Community Fund. The funding for us has now come to an end, the customers and staff at raised in excess of £5,000 for us (see our project page). So what is the Local Community Fund? This is what the Coop say: Every time our members buy Co-op branded products and services, from buying a loaf of bread to planning a funeral, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause.
25th April 2017
Two of our supporters recently took to running marathons. Chris Rands took to the Brighton Marathon on 15th April 2017. He noted: I've not run a marathon before.  I not even going to guarantee that I'll make the start line of this one, with bones this old, but I'm sure as hell going to try!
4th April 2017
Villages and towns across central southern England are benefiting from life-saving equipment for their communities thanks to funding from their electricity distributor, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). The Resilient Communities Fund run by SSEN has awarded almost £250,000 in its latest round of funding, with several applicants using the scheme to equip their community with a public access defibrillator.
27th February 2017
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!
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.