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.
10th February 2014
Heartstart Thatcham organised a charity quiz, “THE RED QUIZ”, on 7th February as part of the British Heart Foundation’s Ramp Up the Red fundraising campaign. Almost 100 people came in teams of up to eight to support the event with almost everyone wearing something red. Those that did not come wearing red were FINED! One team went a step further and dressed up as the Red Arrows complete with a runway and even did two flybys during the evening! The quiz consisted of ten rounds with a lunch break in the middle and at the end of the quiz a raffle, organised by Margaret Young, was held.
4th February 2014
Two Heartstart Thatcham training sessions took place on 25th January 2014 at Newbury Town Hall. Heartstart Thatcham teaches basic Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills to the public, for free and covers, currently the areas around Thatcham and Newbury, but can go further afield if required.
22nd January 2014
We have filled up every course from January to April so far and have a waiting list in operation at present.  Dont hesitate, still contact us, if we get any cancellations or put additional courses on, we will get you on them as soon as we can. Additional courses may be put on in March and April, but please bear in mind that we are all volunteers giving up our own time to run these courses and we are already looking at courses in May and beyond! If you are able to help, by donating a venue for example, we would be delighted to hear from you.