British Heart Foundation thanks residents

British Heart Foundation supporters in Westminster
British Heart Foundation supporters in Westminster
Shukrya Saida signs up for further information and vouchers, helped by Shona Green. Picture: Vernon Nash

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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.’