FREE life-saving and CPR training at The Greig Leisure Centre in Alcester this weekend - The Redditch Standard

FREE life-saving and CPR training at The Greig Leisure Centre in Alcester this weekend

Redditch Editorial 27th Jun, 2024   0

THE GREIG Leisure Centre in Alcester will be among those in Warwickshire hosting free CPR training as part of a community open weekend, writes Lily Bedford.

The free sessions will be led by qualified first aid trainers who will teach people how to carry out CPR and how to also use a defibrillator – the lifesaving procedure can more than double someone’s chances to survive a cardiac arrest.

An incident involving a 25-year-old man, Harry Marsh, happened at the Greig Leisure Centre last month when Harry was playing a game of badminton and suffered from a cardiac arrest. Thanks to the centre’s staff and members of the karate club administering CPR, Harry’s life was saved.

To create more positive outcomes like this, The Greig Leisure Centre – along with others in the area – are passionate about encouraging the local community to attend their free CPR training.

Coun Lorraine Grocott, who holds the Environmental and Neighbourhood Services Portfolio, said: “I am pleased that we are able to offer this valuable training in our leisure centres across the district.”




She believes that those trained are better prepared to react to a life-threatening situation, should it happen.

She added: “I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to these free sessions.


“This training equips you with the knowledge and skills which could one day prove to be lifesaving.”

As well as the CPR workshops, there will be a variety of free activities happening at the leisure centres throughout the weekend, such as outdoor court sessions all weekend and more.

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