Monthly Archives: April 2019

Free AED Training given to raise awareness of defibrillators in Essex

The owner of an Essex-based first aid training company has been inspired to offer free CPR training after learning that just 22 per cent of people would feel confident using a defibrillator in an emergency. Local man, Richard Penny offered the training to 40 members of the public at Coggesall and taught volunteers how to […]

Half Marathon death – one family’s campaign to promote access to defibrillators

One story we’ve recently read is that of Ben McDonald, who died in October 2018 after going into cardiac arrest on the finish line of the Cardiff Half Marathon. Ben, who was 25 was an active sportsman. A keen snowboarder who loved exercise, he was fit and healthy at the time of the race. Although […]