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LCCC launch event for heart awareness

Leicestershire County Cricket Club are proud to be launching our new community programme: Heart Awareness in Cricket (HAC).

HAC will raise awareness about the problem of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and the importance of members of the public learning how to respond if they should witness an event.

Following on from the successful CPR raise awareness day during a Specsavers County Championship match against Sussex in 2016, Leicestershire CCC have teamed up with the HeartWize charity and the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT) to raise awareness and teach basic life support skills to cricketers and those involved in the game.

Activities will focus on teaching people how to recognise a cardiac arrest and how to respond by immediately calling for help, starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and ensuring prompt access to an automated external defibrillator (AED). These basic skills can greatly improve the victim’s chances of survival.

The majority of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the home, so it is important that everyone in the community knows how to respond but events can be triggered by intense physical activity, so ensuring that bystanders in the sporting arena know how to respond is particularly important.

To book your place at the event, please click HERE


17:00 - Doors open

17:50 - Everyone to be in seats

18:00 - Welcome

18:15 - What is Cardiac Arrest?

18:25 - Joe Humphries Memorial Trust presentation

18:35 - Heartwize presentation

18:40 - Leicestershire CCC - what are we going to achieve?

19:00-21:15 - Training/Interactive Sessions/Meeting Exhibitors