31st January 2017
The Heartstart Thatcham team visited Woolhampton Village Hall on 17th January 2017 to deliver a Heartstart session. The event was organised by the Community Council for Berkshire (CCB) and sponsored by and a grant from Scottish and Southern Energy Electricity Networks Resilient Communities Fund. Despite a dark and damp evening outside 15 people from around West Berkshire arrived to complete the training.
20th January 2017
Heartstart Thatcham has started the New Year, 2017, by unveiling their latest public access defibrillator at The Willows School.
17th January 2017
The Heartstart Thatcham team are off to a flying start for 2017. The team will exceeded 800 people trained, since August 2013, soon and will be placing their 40th defibrillator by the end of February. There are several fundraisers doing various activities including marathons, walks and quizzes for us throughout the year to enable us to continue to make a difference. The team are already investigating additional units throughout the region including more at Calcot, Newbury, Thatcham and other areas in West Berkshire, and beyond.
17th November 2016
Heartstart Thatcham held a fundraising quiz at the Old London Apprentice in Newbury on Saturday 12th November. There was a large turnout of teams including the defending champions. With fireworks going off nearby adding to the fantastic atmosphere. A ploughman’s was provided by the pub and the end of the evening saw the defending champions (pictured below) retain their title. In conjunction with a raffle at the end, funds were raised to allow investment in more defibrillators and FREE training for the local community.
27th October 2016
The Heartstart Thatcham team celebrate this month two years of placing defibrillators in the community. Some of team were invited to consult with Thatcham Town Council in 2014. The heartstart team took the project on with the goal of placing four public access defibrillators within Thatcham within the following year. With the aid of local organasations and bodies such as the Neighbourhood Wardens, Thatcham Town Council and Greenham Common Trust the scheme not only succeeded but went beyond that goal.