Heartstart Thatcham has been placing potentially life saving equipment, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the community and with the aid of two schools, Kennet School and Brimpton Church of England Primary School, they have placed another.
4th July 2016
22nd June 2016
There are several news items to come soon, one BIG one. But before we get there we thought it would be nice to review what we have accomplished so far. We have campaigned for Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills to be taught in schools, or at the very least CPR and defibrillator awareness. We have given numerous talks to groups on what we do and specifically what all the fuss with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is.
7th June 2016
Heartstart Thatcham celebrated training 200 people in 2015, as of May 2016 the team surpassed 600. The team trained members of the public in January at events at Parkway Shopping in Newbury, West Berkshire Indoor Bowls at Greenham and Loddon Vale Bowls in Basingstoke as well as other events in Calcot, Theale and Bucklebury.
7th June 2016
A team at Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) raised money and awareness for Heartstart Thatcham and Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball in March. The team, led by Clive Tilbury, invited both Charities to talk to employees about their work. The tem then led a walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal to raise funds for the two groups and in May Heartstart Thatcham was invited back to put staff through the course.
18th April 2016
A celebration took place at Willow Close on Saturday 13th April as the Heartstart Thatcham team unveiled their 21st defibrillator. Heartstart Thatcham trained a number of Willow Close residents, family and friends in 2015 after which the team were invited to talk to the residents and manager of the venue. This led to not only further training session but to discussions to place a defibrillator.