More than 800 children taught CPR at Royal Norfolk Show

CPR lessons at the Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: EEAST

CPR lessons at the Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: EEAST - Credit: EEAST

Hundreds learnt to save a life during the Royal Norfolk Show.

Staff and volunteers from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) took part in the two day event and were part of the award-winning emergency services village.

More than 800 children were taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during the show by community first responders (CFR) and EEAST staff.

An impromptu CPR competition was also organised between the ambulance service, CFRs, Norfolk Police, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue and Happisburgh Coastguard. Andrew Barlow, EEAST community collaboration manager, said: 'It was fantastic to teach so many children CPR and hopefully it has sparked their interest in emergency healthcare. We had a really positive response from people wanting to join CFR schemes and the ambulance service.'

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