Society Staff Learn Life-Saving Skill with British Heart Foundation

The staff at Beverley Building Society have teamed up with the local British Heart Foundation representatives to be CPR trained.

Society staff with British Heart Foundation representatives
Society staff with British Heart Foundation representatives

The Charity of the Month for April 2017 at the Beverley Building Society was announced as the British Heart Foundation, Vanessa, store manager in Beverley, visited the Society to collect the £250 donation and talk about the charity.

From the Charity of the Month initiative, Vanessa told the Society that the British Heart Foundation offer a free CPR training service to anyone who would like to learn.

The staff at the Society were keen to get involved and learn the life-saving skill, 12 team members volunteered to take the short course on Tuesday evening.

Chief Cashier at the Society, Debbie Plaxton, was one of the many volunteers who took part in the CPR evening, she said: “I’m really pleased I’ve done the training because now I feel confident I could step in, if it was ever needed”.

Jess Briggs, Mortgage Manager, said: “It was surprising how tiring CPR is, but now I know how to do it I could definitely help in a situation”.

Andrea Walker, Chief Cashier, said: “I’m glad I have had the opportunity to learn CPR, I would love for my family to all learn as most weekends we are at sporting events”. Andrea’s children represent Yorkshire in badminton and travel all over the UK to compete.

Vanessa, from the British Heart Foundation, informed the Society staff that there is the opportunity to loan the CPR mannequins and a step-by-step DVD so that more people can learn the skills that could potentially save a life.

The British Heart Foundation are the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Learn more at:

Every month the Society donate £250 to a nominated charity, which is voted for by members who visit the branch in Marketplace, Beverley. Keep up to date with the Society’s activities on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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