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Chance to learn CPR

The opening of the British Heart Foundation's new furniture and electrical store on Church Street in Blackpool.

The opening of the British Heart Foundation's new furniture and electrical store on Church Street in Blackpool.

There will be chance on Saturday to find out how to potentially save a life.

Blackpool’s British Heart Foundation (BHF) Furniture and Electrical store, on Church Street, will be holding CPR training sessions for the public, to celebrate its first birthday.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure to keep blood and oxygen getting to the brain, until further medical help can be given, if someone has suffered a cardiac arrest.

The free sessions will run from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday and are open to all.

Training will be run by the North West Ambulance Service and sessions will last approximately 45 minutes.

The hands-on practical session will give customers the opportunity to learn life-saving CPR skills and what to do in an emergency if someone’s heart stops.

Trudy Warburton, BHF area manager, said: “We’ve enjoyed a fantastic first year of business in the Blackpool BHF Furniture and Electrical store.

“These CPR training sessions are the perfect way for us to thank our loyal customers by teaching them a valuable lifesaving skill and showing them what BHF’s work is all about.

“We’re always in need of stock, so if you’re having a clear out, join the fight for every heartbeat today and help fund life-saving research with your donations. Every penny of profit raised goes on to fund life-saving research into heart disease.”

Those who would like to attend are advised to sign up in advance to ensure they can take part on the day.

For more information about the sessions or donating items, call (01253) 464100 or visit www.bhf.org.uk

 

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