Nicola’s coast-to-coast for Herefordshire Heartstart

Thursday 6th June 2013 – 3.30pm – Chris Kowalik.

A volunteer for a charity that is teaching lifesaving skills to thousands of people in Herefordshire has completed a near-200-mile coast-to-coast fundraising walk.

Nicola Stock is a volunteer instructor for Herefordshire Heartstart. On Friday 3rd May she started out on Wainright’s coast-to-coast walk at St. Bees in Cumbria.

She completed the walk in twelve days finishing at Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire and raised £760 for the organisation.

Nicola's Coast-to-coast for Heartstart

Nicola said: “The weather was mostly awful with extremely poor visibility on the peaks and sideways rain on the moors. It was still strangely enjoyable though!”

The money will be used to enable the charity to continue teaching lifesaving skills to people in the county.

Nicola added: “Every £1 really does count as it helps to pay for new manikin lungs and wipes, sterilising fluid and course paperwork/handouts which are essential for every course we run.”

You can still sponsor Nicola via www.virginmoneygiving.com/NicolaStock

Herefordshire Heartstart is a registered charity (no. 1082309) which is teaching lifesaving skills to thousands of people in the county with the support of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

If offers free two-hour courses to anyone aged 10 or over in techniques including CPR, the management of severe bleeding, loss of consciousness, choking and chest pain.

For more information on Herefordshire Heartstart or to book a course, visit www.herefordshireheartstart.org or email info@herefordshireheartstart.co.uk or contact Co-ordinator/Project Manager Loraine Coleman on 0845 60 60 654. Twitter: @Heartstart_hfd

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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