THE British Heart Foundation has said a huge thanks to residents for supporting its campaign to get CPR taught in schools.
More than 1,000 people went to the charity’s furniture and electrical store in Fareham to sign a petition calling on the government to create a ‘Nation of Lifesavers’ scheme ensuring secondary young people get the skills and know how to use a defibrillator.
The petition has been delivered to the department for education in a bid to make education secretary Nicky Morgan take the campaign forward.
Preston Davies, BHF area manager, said: ‘Too many lives are lost needlessly every day, simply because people don’t know how to perform CPR.
‘By making sure every young person is taught this life-saving skill, we can help more people survive a cardiac arrest.’