Restart A Heart Day 2016

Restart A Heart Day 2016

in Club News October 18, 2016

Kilmarnock Football Club is proud to support Restart A Heart Day 2016.

18th of October is European Restart a Heart Day. The aim is to teach over 1000 school pupils lifesaving CPR skills in one day. This coincides with a Guinness World Record attempt of teaching maximum number of kids CPR in one day. It also sits within the National Framework of Save a Life Scotland ensuring that over 500,000 lay people will be taught CPR. Over 3,500 people have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest each year with only 1/20 surviving to hospital discharge. By improving public awareness of CPR skills and with the provision of Public Access Defibrillators, the aim is to significantly improve this figure.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Resuscitation Team have collaborated with The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and HeartStart Ayrshire to provide CPR training to 2 secondary schools (Grange Academy & Auchinleck Academy) in one day. It is the only event of its kind in Scotland on European Restart a Heart Day.

The academies were visited by Callum McFadzean and Dapo Kayode, who participated in the training in support of this fantastic initiative.