The Heartstart Thatcham team arrived at St George’s Church (Wash Common, Newbury) on 3rd July 2017 to deliver a training session to a group of 17 people from the local community. The session showed not only the recovery position but also CPR and use of a defibrillator. The session saw everyone trying CPR and a defibrillator and removing their fear of ever having to perform these actions.
4th July 2017
25th May 2017
Few updates on our progress.
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!