Love Your Heart Month

Love your Heart Month

SSFT continued to cement their relationship with DiPPs in February 2020 to promote first aid and defibrillator awareness in our partner schools, as part of our 4th 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 Bedwell, Gravely, Ashtree, Mossbury, Roebuck and Woolenwick Juniors. This year 248 children took part in DiPPs sessions this year.  In total, 800+ children have learnt about the importance of a healthy heart, DRs ABCD, CPR and the use of a defibrillator in the last 3 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: