Thursday, 26 March 2015

Heels 4 Hearts!!

Every year more than 30,000 people in UK have an out of hospital cardiac arrest. 80% of the time happening in people’s homes....

When the heart stops beating, the chances of survival are greatly reduced with every minute that passes. However, effective and immediate CPR can help double the chance of survival in some cases.

In the UK less than 1 in 10 people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest however in Norway, where CPR is taught in secondary schools, the survival figure is as high as 1 in 4. 

Good Morning Britain launched Heels 4 Hearts a campaign to help give every secondary school pupil in the UK the opportunity to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 


They are appealing to the public to donate unwanted and wearable shoes to British Heart Foundation shops this week which will then go towards funding CPR training kits in secondary schools and sixth form colleges across the UK.

People can donate shoes, they can be any colour and any size (they don’t have to be heels, they can be male shoes, female shoes, children’s shoes or even sports shoes from the 23rd to 28th March to one of over 700 British Heart foundation shops across the UK....

For every pair of shoes collected during this week £6.40 will be donated towards CPR kits for secondary schools and sixth form colleges....

More than 50 stars have already pledged their support and donated to the campaign including Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Tom Jones, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Arsenal's Jack Wilshire. Some of those shoes come with their own special stories. Alison Steadman has donated the cowboy boots she wore for the Islands in the stream barn dance scene in Gavin and Stacey.

They can be found on the British Heart Foundation part of eBay.... 

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