Free lifesaving CPR training sessions are being held in Budleigh Salterton and at an East Devon farm shop on Wednesday, to coincide with The British Red Cross’s Restart a Heart Day.
Budleigh Hub, in East Budleigh Road, is offering free defibrillation and CPR training sessions on October 16, at 2pm, 4pm and again at 6.30pm. Places are still available.
Greendale Farm Shop, on the Sidmouth Road, near Farringdon, is running free CPR and defib training in its cafe on Wednesday, October 16, 6pm-7pm in conjunction with charity Jay’s AIM.
Training at Greendale is limited to 30 spaces, by ticket only. There are a few places available.
The charity was set up in memory of Jay Osborne, who died suddenly, aged 28, while out on a run.
The ethos of Jay’s AIM, Greendale Farm Shop’s partner charity, is to provide emergency and lifesaving equipment, offer CPR and defibrillator training and share knowledge and information about cardiac conditions, plus promote heart screening.
Sister-in-law Sarah Osborne, 37, who works at Greendale Farm Shop and nominated Jay’s AIM as a partner charity, said: “Knowing CPR can save someone’s life. One day it might happen to you – and if you know what to do, you might save their life.
“Before Jay’s death I never realised twelve people week die suddenly from cardiac arrest. People do need to be aware.
“After Jay’s death his family wanted to do something positive so they set up Jay’s Aim to promote awareness.”
To book your free place at Budleigh Hub’s training, contact reception on 01395 446896, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for a free ticket for Greendale Farm Shop’s session, email email@example.com