Helen Hart has sent an email as follows:
My partner Greg are both paramedics that live in Congresbury and work in the local area. We just got back from climbing Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise money for the local air ambulance charity and are looking to host a number of coffee mornings in the area which would include a cake sale and the opportunity to learn CPR.
I was wondering if this is something that might be possible at Yatton Masonic hall? Or indeed any of your other venues?
Whilst working for the ambulance service both myself and Greg have seen first hand the importance of immediate and effective CPR, as it can literally be the difference between life and death. Evidence suggests that every minute that someone in cardiac arrest doesn’t receive CPR reduces their survivability by 10%. Despite these statistics only approximately 39% of cardiac arrests receive bystander CPR, which is significantly lower than most other westernised countries.
There is a big push nationally to train more people in how to deliver effective CPR and to give people the confidence to put it into practice.
We would be massively grateful if we could do our bit by hosting an event with yourselves. Plus cake makes it even more enjoyable!
If there is any Chapter or Craft Lodge or Masonic Centre interested in holding such a function please contact Helen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org