Love your Heart Month
SSFT started their relationship with DiPPs in February 2018 to promote first aid and defibrillator awareness in our partner schools. 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.
Last year DiPPs visited Featherstone Wood, St Vincent De Paul, Woolenwick Juniors, Broom Barns, Lodge Farm, Ashtree and Moss Bury. In total, 300+ children have learnt about the importance of a healthy heart, DRs ABCD, CPR and the use of a defibrillator.
We welcomed DiPPs to our annual Sports Awards evening in July 2018, Arline spoke about their charity and the relationship with SSFT. They presented the School Games Value Award to the winners – Bedwell Primary School and the Highly Commended – Peartree Spring Primary School.
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
SSFT will be in contact in 2019 with how your school can get involved!