DROITWICH’s DoubleBeat group collected £250 during its fund-raiser at the town’s Anytime Fitness, writes Amy Rose Willis.
The cash will go to the British Heart Foundation to help fund the charity’s research.
Beat Heartbreak Forever saw Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously performed for 12 hours – the equivalent of a nurse’s shift.
As well as raising the cash it also increased awareness of the importance of knowing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Residents, community groups and sports clubs carried out the life-saving technique on two Annie dummies.
DoubleBeat volunteer Sarah Poultney said: “DoubleBeat would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended the event.
“In addition to raising awareness, and £250 towards life-saving research, it also gave us a platform to meet a number of inspirational people.
“They all had their own stories and motivations for being involved.”
Taxi driver Marek Lankiewicz said: “It’s great to know these skills as a taxi driver as I’m with the public all of the time.
“It’s something that every taxi driver should know as we’re driving many miles and see accidents along the way.
“We can help save lives whilst working.”
Cat Gittus added: “Having recently experienced the trauma of a family member needing heart surgery this day couldn’t have been more helpful.
“I performed CPR continuously for 61 minutes which is something I did not think was possible, but today proved it is.”
And Slawomir Brydak said: “My dad had a heart attack yesterday, it was fate I saw you today.
“I know the importance of early intervention.”
Visit www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/fundraise/ for more on local BHF fund-raising groups and how to help.
Check out the ‘Droitwich DoubleBeat’ Facebook page for more information or call Sarah on 07817 941877.