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20th June 2014
Tuesday 22nd July, 6.30pm-7.30pm at the Chequers Hotel, 8 Oxford Street, Newbury RG14 1JB This is an informal meeting, designed to introduce people to the British Heart Foundation. We will explain a little about local activities and where funds raised is spent in the local Newbury area. We would love to set up a new fundraising/supporter group in the Newbury area so we hope that by bringing together like-minded and interested supporters we can start one.
10th June 2014
Disclaimer: We are not medical experts, what is written below are our opinions and understanding. It is STRONGLY recommended you seek advice from your Ambulance Service and/or other medical professionals. Disclaimer: NEVER perform CPR or use an AED on someone unless it is a medical emergency. We have been asked several questions over the last month or so, the bulk of which relate to Automated External Defibrillator’s (AED). So we have put the following together to try and answer some of those questions.
13th May 2014
Heartstart Thatcham has been one of Thatcham Town Mayor’s, Mike Cole, charities for the past year (2013/14). The scheme teaches Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills to the public, for free. All of the members of the scheme offer their time and expertise for free giving training on the difference between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest, how to put someone in the recovery position and much more.
23rd April 2014
We are running a trial with DefibDirect to allow us to put more AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) into the local (Thatcham and Newbury) area. We are asking for people to donate their old mobile phones, which for a certain number can be exchanged for an AED. Trainees placing AED pads on a casualty and ensuring area is clear prior to delivering a shock.
17th March 2014
Heartstart Thatcham recently welcomed their newest member of the team, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Little Anne, which has been purchased largely due to sponsorship from Laerdal Medical and Thatcham Rotary Club, in addition to a great deal of fundraising. The welcome was made at the latest training event held at, and for members of, Donnington Valley Golf Club.

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