A problem has occurred
We're sorry but a problem has occurred. The developers have been notified and will investigate as soon as possible.
Shoppers and colleagues now know life-saving CPR after training at a Lincolnshire Co-op store.
A St John Ambulance volunteer spent more than two hours teaching the skill outside Skirbeck Road Food Store in Boston today.
Colleagues from the store, passing shoppers and students from nearby Boston College all paused to watch CPR being demonstrated step-by-step. They then tried it out themselves on the practice dummies lined up outside the store.
It was the first of four demonstration days at four different Lincolnshire Co-op food stores, set up as part of the Save a Life campaign by BBC Radio Lincolnshire, LIVES and St John Ambulance which aims to teach CPR to 10,000 people across the county.
Giving CPR can increase someone’s chance of survival during a cardiac arrest, especially when combined with a defibrillator. There’s one installed at Skirbeck Road Food Store and half of colleagues there already have had training on how to use it.
Store Manager Michelle Brocklesby said: “Being able to deliver CPR could save someone’s life, and what a brilliant thing to be able to say that you can do.
“I feel more confident in delivering CPR and I’m proud to say I can do it if needed.”
St John Ambulance volunteer Stephen Pullinger delivered the training. He also helps run a cadet division and is a school and community trainer.
“If we just save one life, it’s worth doing,” he said.
“Just come to a roadshow and we’ll teach you how to do it.”
Three more training sessions will be held at the following Lincolnshire Co-op stores:
For more information on the Save a Life campaign, follow these links to the BBC Radio Lincolnshire, LIVES and St John Ambulance websites.
We use necessary cookies to make our site work. These cookies ensure our core functionality works, such as signing into your membership account and keeping our website secure.
We also use analytics cookies to help us make improvements to our website experience by evaluating how visitors use the site. You can manage these cookies by clicking the below button.
We use necessary cookies to enable core functionality on our website such as security, network management and for our membership area to work. You may choose to disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
To help us continue to improve our website, we’d like to use Google Analytics cookies which will provide us with information on how you use the site. These cookies collect general behaviour information and doesn’t directly identify anyone. More information on how these cookies work can be found on our cookies page.Confirm