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Learn life-saving skills from Sidcup’s St John Ambulance volunteers

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 October 2018

Volunteers from Sidcup’s St John Ambulance will be giving free demonstrations of life-saving skills. Picture: St John Ambulance

Volunteers from Sidcup’s St John Ambulance will be giving free demonstrations of life-saving skills. Picture: St John Ambulance

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Volunteers from Sidcup’s St John Ambulance will be giving free demonstrations of life-saving skills.

As part of the Restart a Heat campaign, the demonstrations will contribute to an ambition of teaching more than 200,000 people these skills throughout October.

While Restart A Heart Day is on October 16, St John Ambulance’s highly-trained volunteers around the country will be arranging demonstrations between October 9 and 23 to give people more opportunities to attend.

In Sidcup, local volunteers will providing demonstrations on Tuesday October 9 at St John Ambulance, Suffolk Road, between 7pm and 10pm.

These hour-long sessions are free and will include practical information on how to deliver CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

Currently, only one in 10 people in the UK survives a cardiac arrest out of hospital.

Chances of survival double when someone gives immediate CPR and significantly increases when a defibrillator is used.

To find out more visit www.sja.org.uk/restartaheart.


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