Lizzie Jones raises awareness for Restart a Heart Day

Lizzie Jones is the Restart a Heart Day Ambassador
Lizzie Jones is the Restart a Heart Day Ambassador

Lizzie Jones has teamed up with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) to appeal to secondary schools across the county to sign up for free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.

Hundreds of ambulance staff and volunteers will give up their time on Restart a Heart Day, Monday 16 October, to teach youngsters what to do if they come across someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

The Restart a Heart Day Ambassador, Lizzie Jones, is encouraging local schools to sign up.

She said: “Restart a Heart Day is an incredible event and I am so proud to be a part of something which has the potential to make a difference to so many lives.

“By teaching our children such a vital skill, we are changing the future and I would encourage as many schools as possible to take part in the event on 16 October 2017.”

As an added incentive to register, all participating pupils will be invited to take part in a poster competition and the winner will receive a defibrillator for their school.

If any school wishes to take part in the day, they can register their interest at www.restartaheart.yas.nhs.uk.

The deadline for applications is Friday 7 April 2017.