Riverfront parkrun goes the extra mile!

Did you know that approximately 30,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK?
Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die
If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%. Thats an amazing difference!
We wanted to share with you that 3 of the Riverfront regular volunteers have attended CPR and defibrillator training to support the safety of park runners. We hope that we will never need to use it however, the stats provided by the British Heart Foundation are astonishing in that 12 people under the age of 35 yrs old die every week in the UK and 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school. We are currently fundraising to be able to purchase our own equipment so it is immediately available in the event of a cardiac arrest but in the meantime we have access to a defibrillator at the Riverfront Theatre and Newport Leisure centre. We could respond much quicker though if we had one of our own. You can donate here to help us and every little helps

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