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The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund
5D Duthac Court, KY11 8XB Dunfermline, Fife
The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund will work in partnership with British Heart Foundation Scotland to deliver a free CPR instruction evening as part of David’s legacy.
The event will take place at the Garvock House Hotel Dunfermline on Thursday 22 June 2017 and anyone, who wishes to learn about the vital skills required to respond effectively in the case of a cardiac arrest, is warmly welcome to attend.
Every year 30,000 people in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but the survival rate is less than 1 in 10. A cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart stops pumping blood around their body and to their brain. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing, or stop breathing normally. Without CPR the person will die within minutes.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is an emergency procedure in which a person presses up and down on the casualty’s chest (chest compressions) and gives them a series of rescue breaths to help save their life when they are in cardiac arrest.
Gary Seath, Founder of The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, said:
“Having experienced a sudden cardiac arrest running the London Marathon David received the highest quality medical attention, but tragically his life could not be saved. As we move forward in developing David’s legacy, we are delighted to work with the British Heart Foundation Scotland in providing our inspirational supporters the opportunity to learn how to react effectively should someone experience a cardiac arrest in the future.
“It’s imperative that someone who experiences cardiac arrest receives immediate CPR support and hopefully, through David’s legacy, we can provide others with the skills and confidence to react should the worse happen.”
For further information, please contact [email protected]