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Life-saving first aid skills to be taught in Cromer

PUBLISHED: 10:47 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:02 05 October 2018

Practising CPR. Picture: St John Ambulance

Practising CPR. Picture: St John Ambulance

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People in north Norfolk will get the chance to learn life-saving CPR skills from a first aid charity later this month.

St John Ambulance volunteers will offer defibrillator and first aid demonstrations in Cromer next week.

The sessions will be held on Friday, October 12, 10am to 12pm at St John Ambulance’s Bond Street headquarters.

The sessions are part of the World Restart a Heart Day 2018 (October 16) campaign, which aims to teach life-saving skills to 200,000 people throughout the month.

Volunteers will organise sessions up and down the country between October 6 to October 23

Sessions last an hour and are free to attend.

They will include practical information on how to deliver cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and deliver shocks to the heart with a defibrillator.

Currently, only one in 10 people in the UK survives a cardiac arrest out of hospital.

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