Restart a Heart Day 2020

We are urging all secondary schools in our region to sign up to a lifesaving lesson as part of Restart a Heart Day 2020.

Last year, more than 200,000 children and young people across the country learnt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Restart a Heart Day.  And we are looking to do it all over again and make it even bigger than ever!

This year Restart a Heart day will be taking place on Friday, 16th October 2020.

Teachers are being urged to apply as soon as possible, for our amazing staff and volunteers to come to their school and teach lifesaving skills to their students.

This annual event involves every ambulance service in the UK, the Resuscitation Council, the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and St John Ambulance.

More than 30,000 people go into cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest drop 10 per cent a minute if CPR is not started, and survival rates are currently less than one in 10 people in this country.

Andrew Barlow, a Community Collaboration Manager at EEAST, said: “Every year we take part in the country’s biggest mass CPR training event and we’re very proud to be continuing to do our part as this event goes global.   We want to visit as many schools as possible so that we can teach this important and live-saving skill to as many people as we can.

"It only takes a minute to fill out the application form to get involved, which helps to equip the next generation of lifesavers with the vital CPR skills.”