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TV star to join lifesaving event at Norwich’s Castle Quarter

PUBLISHED: 07:37 28 February 2020 | UPDATED: 13:14 28 February 2020

Alex Walkinshaw, who plays Fletch in Holby City, will be at the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation session at Castle Quarter in Norwich. Picture: Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. Picture: BBC/Kieron McCarron

Alex Walkinshaw, who plays Fletch in Holby City, will be at the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation session at Castle Quarter in Norwich. Picture: Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. Picture: BBC/Kieron McCarron

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A BBC actor will help teach lifesaving skills at an event in Norwich’s Castle Quarter.

Alex Walkinshaw, who plays Adrian 'Fletch' Fletcher in Holby City, will lend a hand at a CPR and defibrillator awareness event on Saturday March, 7.

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The event, which is hosted by Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service (NARS), is free to attend and will take place on the ground floor between 10am and 4pm.

Across the country the number of people surviving a cardiac arrest outside of hospital has doubled in a decade, which has been attributed in part to increased CPR and defibrillator awareness.

Al Moore, paramedic and registered nurse, said: "The key to a patient surviving a cardiac arrest is for them to receive basic life support as quickly as possible, including chest compressions and the use of a defibrillator."

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