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Fun with a life-saving message

Fun with a life-saving message Fun with a life-saving message
Updated: 10:11 am, May 07, 2015

A FLASH mob took over a busy Redditch supermarket to promote a life-saving message.

Volunteers from the Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation showed shoppers at the town’s Morrison’s how to do CPR during two unannounced sessions on Saturday (January 24).

They had a total of 19 Resusci Annie training mannequins on hand so families could try out the skill, as part of the Call Push Rescue scheme in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation.

They were joined by DJ Dave’s Roadshow and mascots including Fireman Sam and Lovable Lottie, a mascot which was put into retirement after the Underwoods’ son Craig tragically passed away at the end of 2013 as it was his favourite, but worn at the weekend by family friend and foundation member Debbie Wickett.

Rob Underwood, from the foundation, said: “We wanted to try and make the general public aware of how easy and simple doing basic CPR is. We wanted them to know you can save a life by doing simple chest compressions and we were very keen to get children involved especially.

“Steve the manager even came out and did a full session which was great as it showed even the staff could get involved as well.

“We would like to thank everybody who took part, especially Morrison’s for letting us take over their store.”