100 EAGER eight to ten-year-olds were put through their paces this week during LIVES Everyday Heroes Week (5 – 9 October) – as they learnt first-hand the basics of CPR.
As part of the Cubs 100 initiative - which is celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts - Sleaford District Scouts took part in a CPR challenge, which aimed to train 100 young people Lincolnshire CPR over the course of one week.
Adam Jacklin, deputy district commissioner at Sleaford District Scouts and applications administrator at LIVES, said: “Scouts aims to equip young people with vital skills they can use for life and CPR is no exception. We were so pleased to work with an amazing charity like LIVES for this training, which provided many young Cubs with their first experience of CPR.
“All of the sessions which took place during the week offered first-class training, which would not have been possible without LIVES and its volunteers. I think it is fantastic that LIVES is celebrating its volunteers during Everyday Heroes Week, as volunteers are the life-blood of any voluntary organisation. Training in CPR can really make a difference, helping young people to gain confidence and understanding of something which can seem quote daunting to begin with. Our challenge has been a true success and we are thankful to LIVES and our Cubs who took part!”
During the sessions Cub Packs from across the Sleaford district took part in LIVES CPR training, including those based in: Sleaford, Horncastle, Heckington, Woodhall Spa, Bardney and Ruskington.
Nikki Silver, chief executive of LIVES, said: “We were delighted to have trained 100 members of the Sleaford District Cubs in the Cubs 100 CPR Challenge – that’s 100 new life-savers in Lincolnshire! It has been a great opportunity for us to educate young people in a safe environment, especially with our expert responders on hand to advise them. Thank you to all the Cubs and our ‘Everyday Heroes’ who took part in the sessions.”