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St John Ambulance Harrow to host ‘Re-Start a Heart’ initiative near Katie’s Statue

St John Ambulance’s Harrow Unit is organising a special event near Katie’s statue tomorrow, Saturday, October 21 in Harrow Town Centre.

The event, titled ‘Re-Start a Heart,’ is part of a nationwide initiative run by the Resuscitation Council and is set to take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Harrow.

St John Ambulance, a renowned organisation dedicated to providing first aid and emergency medical services, will be at the heart of this community engagement initiative.

They aim to educate Harrow residents about essential life-saving techniques, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the proper use of defibrillators (AEDs). Volunteers from St John Ambulance will be present to provide hands-on training and answer any questions from the public.

The ‘Re-Start a Heart’ initiative holds significant importance in the eyes of St John Ambulance volunteers. Sarah Walker Smith, Cadet Leader from SJA Harrow, noted the project’s value, stating, “It is a very worthwhile project as you are giving people the skill to save the life of quite possibly a family member or a friend and telling people where the AED’s are located in Harrow so if something happens they will know where to locate one.”

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Katie’s Statue

Engaging with the public is a key focus for St John Ambulance Harrow, especially during their 125th-anniversary year.

Paolo Arrigo, an SJA First Aider, stressed the importance of community involvement, saying, “Engaging with the public is so important for St John Ambulance Harrow in our 125th anniversary year as volunteers serving in our local community.

“So please make an effort to come and say hello and get involved learning some CPR and how to use a defibrillator (AED). It doesn’t matter your age or experience, and we’d love to meet you.”

St John Ambulance Harrow to host 'Re-Start a Heart' initiative near Katie's Statue Harrow Online

This event provides an excellent opportunity for Harrow residents to meet the dedicated volunteers of St John Ambulance, learn life-saving skills, and discover more about the organisation’s vital work within the community.