Take Heart Derby members learn first-aid following Derby Telegraph's Save a Life campaign
A GROUP inspired by the Derby Telegraph's Save a Life campaign held a first-aid course at one of its monthly meetings – training more than 30 people about how to save lives.
Take Heart Derby – a social support group for heart patients, families and carers – invited two East Midlands Ambulance Service trainers to run the course.
They decided to arrange the two-hour session – at the Friends' Meeting House, in St Helen's Street, Derby – after reading about the paper's Save a Life campaign to turn our readers into lifesavers.
We have teamed up with NHS Blood and Transplant to encourage people to become blood donors and joined up with St John Ambulance to get the public learning first aid.
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Statistics show up to 140,000 people in England and Wales die each year in situations where first aid could have helped save their lives.
A spokeswoman for Take Heart Derby said: "We were indebted to East Midlands Ambulance Service's heart start scheme, which provided the two trainers to run the First Aid Skills For Life course.
"We wanted to join the paper's campaign, with the Derby Telegraph encouraging their readers to take part in similar courses."
For more information about the group, call 01332 380219.