A TRAINING company is trying to make Wrexham a more CPR savvy place.

Litegreen LTD organised a free emergency first aid drop in day, in support of national Restart a Heart Day 2019.

Sessions were held all day on October 16 at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub in how to carry out CPR and use a defibrillator, with members of the public invited to call in on their lunch break or send the whole family along.

Shanone Towers, of Litegreen LTD, said: " Accessibility is one of our core values so it’s important to us to make sure these skills for life are available to everyone, regardless of age, income or employment status.

“We are big believers in our corporate social responsibility & giving back the communities that have helped us in our studies, training & careers over the years & to us there’s no better place to start than our hometown of Wrexham.

“I'm so pleased with the turnout for Restart a Heart Day, we had over 30 families, children, parents and grandparents join us, so mission accomplished.”

Litegreen were also joined by Andy Hill of the British Heart Foundation, who chatted to visitors and provided free literature on healthy living & heart health.

He said: “It's was an absolute pleasure to work alongside Litegreen LTD yesterday in support of Resuscitation Council (UK) Re-Start a Heart Day. They volunteered their time & equipment to support the event, but more importantly to support the local community in Wrexham. “

David Walker, of Litegreen said: “Some people came to refresh their skills & other to start from scratch, either way the feedback from everyone who attended the training was absolutely fantastic.

“We were unsure on how this would be received but people were literally at the door before it opened & took the time out of their busy day to join us.

“20 minutes is all that was needed but in that time there were some truly inspirational personal stories shared & it was great to see people of all ages join in and walk away more confident.”

Litegreen describe first aid as the training everyone should have but hopefully never have to use. They will be running regular accredited training at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub including full First Aid, Safeguarding & Mental Health qualifications & pledge to continue with more free CPR drop in days throughout the year.

Wednesday, October 16, marked Restart a Heart Day, a national awareness day highlighting cardiac arrest and teaching CPR to as many people as possible.

It is led by The Resuscitation Council (UK), with the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Saving Lives for Scotland.

For more details on more CPR drop in session & for all accredited training dates please visit www.litegreenltd.co.uk or email info@litegreenltd.co.uk call 0330 001 5341.