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Bishops lend a hand to Save A Life campaign

03 July 2017


The Bishop of Grimsby and the Bishop of Grantham have joined diocesan staff in taking part in the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Save A Life campaign. The campaign, which is supported by St John Ambulance and LIVES, is seeking to ensure that 10,000 people are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), increasing the likelihood of lives being saved in an emergency situation.

The training, which was led on behalf of St John Ambulance by Peter Howie and Nicholas Turner, was captured by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and BBC Look North, and to date 8078 people have completed the training. Hear the bishops talk about the training here (the piece is 2 hours, 10 minutes and 39 seconds into the main programme).

Nicholas Turner, the diocesan Properties Manager at Edward King House, highlighted the importance of the Save A Life campaign in a live interview that was broadcast during Melvyn Priors Melvyn in the Morning programme. Nicholas also later commented, “In my spare time I am a First Aider with St John Ambulance, and the Save A Life campaign is a really worthwhile campaign. CPR is a skill that people can pick up really quickly; it’s easy and can only do good. By having this skill, you could potentially save a person’s life. It is better to have the skill and not to need it, than to need it and not have it.

A selection of photographs taken during the training are available below...

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For more details on the Save A Life campaign, please call the BBC Radio Lincolnshire reception on 01522 51 14 11 or make contact via email. A short film is also available here.