24-hour CPRathon in Pudsey

YAS Charitable Fund

In a bid to raise awareness of the importance of CPR in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, staff and volunteers from the Community Resilience Team are gearing up for a 24-hour Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) marathon.

A team of six will commence non-stop CPR on a training mannequin in the ASDA entrance at the Owlcotes Centre in Pudsey, Leeds at 5pm on Friday 25th September 2015. As well as raising awareness, they will be also raising money for Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) charitable fund which is currently helping to provide public access defibrillators in the communities across the region.

Dave Jones, Community Defibrillation Officer and Sharron Martin, Community Defibrillation trainer from YAS will be joined by four Community First Responders (CFRs) - Sean Ridley, Sue Bell, Martin Williamson and Amanda Peacock. In total the team will complete approximately 172,800 compressions which equates to 28,800 each.

Please give your support to the team by going along to see them in action in the foyer of ASDA at the Owlcotes Centre, Pudsey, Leeds, between 5pm on Friday 25th September and 5pm on Saturday 26th September 2015. There will also be an education ambulance and CPR demonstration for members of the public on Saturday.

If my community needs me I want to be there!