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29th January 2020
The team have got off to a flying start for 2020 with talks already given, meeting for helping get another Public access Defibrillator project underway and arranging donation of another in Thatcham. Our first training session was 3rd August 2013 since then, as of 27th January 2020, we have had provided a total of 167 training sessions which has seen almost 2,000 people educated with potentially lifesaving skills. We installed our first Public Access Defibrillator in October 2014 and to date we have installed over 60 units ourselves and helped many others to get their own units.
31st March 2019
Newbury Bobtails have been supporting Heartstart Thatcham for a number of years, this year the Heartstart Thatcham team were invited to attend their “Lace Day” in March to tell attended about what we do which included a demonstration of CPR and defibrillators. There were a number of events taking place including a raffle for which the money raised was donated to Heartstart Thatcham.
23rd March 2019
Heartstart Thatcham have been helped by a number of individuals and organisations since being established in 2013. One of those organisations is West Berks Indoor Bowls Club (WBIBC), Newbury. The team worked with Angela Blades-Moore who set-up training sessions and fund raising events. The l  
6th March 2019
On 22nd February the Heartstart Thatcham team held a coffee morning at Thatcham Town Council offices. The morning was to raise funds for Heartstart Thatcham but also the Mayor’s charities, Hedgehog Bottom and Thames Valley Air Ambulance. The room was packed with visitors enjoying a coffee and slice of cake with many trying their hand at tombola and the younger ones colouring. Other items were also made available that members of the public had so kindly donated including many knitted items.
6th March 2019
On the 16th and 23rd the February Heartstart Thatcham team joined Parkway Shopping in Newbury to educate the public on cardiac arrest with the use of CPR and defibrillators. During the two days a flurry of shoppers came in for a short training session, or just to ask questions. The difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest was explained, and CPR was demonstrated with all visitors trying for themselves. After CPR defibrillators were shown and again all having a go. Visitors left with the confidence to both perform CPR, use a defibrillator and where and how to access units.

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