Love your Heart Month
SSFT continued to cement their relationship with DiPPs in February 2019 to promote first aid and defibrillator awareness in our partner schools, as part of our 3rd year of ‘Love your heart month’. DiPPs – Defibrillators in Public Places were set up by the family of James Hursey who was 18 when he had a cardiac arrest and tragically died in 2015. DiPPs are on a journey to raise awareness of this topic and ultimately to supply schools and public places with training and defibrillators.
This academic year DiPPs visited Almond Hill, Shephalbury Park, Trotts Hill, Longmeadow, St Margaret Clitherow, St Nicholas and Round Diamond. In total, 600+ children have learnt about the importance of a healthy heart, DRs ABCD, CPR and the use of a defibrillator in the last 2 years.
Broom Barns have since been gifted a defibrillator for their school from DiPPS. If you would like to find out more about DiPPs or to donate, please visit: www.dipps4james.co.uk
Please see the link for an article in the local newspaper about our work with DiPPs; http://www.thecomet.net/news/stevenage-school-pupils-learn-life-saving-skills-after-sudden-death-of-teenage-boy-1-5433072
Please contact us if you would like DIPPS to visit your school. We hope to deliver further sessions in February 2020.