A family from Redditch who lost their daughter suddenly in 2010 to a heart condition have arranged free First Aid training in the town.
Clare Lines, a Special Olympic skier from Redditch, travels to South Korea today (January 25) to take part in the Winter Games.
The families of 38 people treated at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire, condemn its failings.
London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Redditch have been suspended due to problems with line side equipment at Kings Norton. Replacement buses are being arranged between Longbridge and Redditch.
Paramedic Cliff Medlicott joined members of the community in Redditch today, for a course in basic first aids, set up by the family of a 16-year old girl who died of sudden cardiac arrest.
Charlotte Prentice died suddenly in 2010 from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) – a heart condition which can kill seemingly healthy young people.
Today the family have organised for West Midlands Ambulance Service to provide free First Aid training in the town.
Cliff says good first aid is essential for keeping the brain oxygenated during a sudden cardiac arrest, and that emergency services should be called immediately.
Robert Underwood, a parent of a 16-year old girl who died of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome, is campaigning to get defibrillators in all schools.
Contrary to popular perception, a defibrillator actually stops the heart, rather than restarts it, allowing it to naturally regain normal rhythm.
With a defibrillator to hand, a patient has a considerably greater chance of survival.
It's estimated that more than 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.
The family of a 16-year-old girl from Redditch who died suddenly from an underlying heart condition have pledged to donate defibrillators to local schools in her memory.
Charlotte Prentice died in 2010 from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome – a heart condition that kills around 11 under-35s a week.
Today her family organised for West Midlands Ambulance Service to provide First Aid training for people in the town.
Redditch MP, Karen Lumley, wants Britain to have defibrillators in all its schools.
A family from Redditch have pledged to install defibrillators in the town's schools following the sudden loss of their daughter, Charlotte Prentice, in 2010.
- Caused by irregularities in the heart beat which can cause sudden death in apparently healthy young people.
- Warning signs include a family history of unexpected deaths under the age of 40, fainting or seizures during exercise or excitement, chest pain or shortness of breath during exercise.
- The condition is often passed down from parent to child and up to 500 young people die every year.
The family of a girl from Redditch who died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) have pledged to donate defibrillators to schools in her memory.
Charlotte Prentice died suddenly from an underlying heart condition when she was 16-years-old.
Today (Saturday 8 February) her family have organised for West Midlands Ambulance Service to provide First Aid training for people in the town.
A Special Olympic skier from Redditch has won two bronze medals at the Winter Games in South Korea.
Clare Lines flew back to Heathrow today with the rest of the Great Britain team.
Between them they picked up 13 medals, including six gold, four silver and three bronze.
The World Winter Games in South Korea took place in PyeongChang, from 26th January to 6th February.
2,800 athletes from 100 nations took part.
A bank worker from Worcestershire has been charged with theft and fraud involving £752,000.
The 26-year old man, who worked for Lloyds Banking Group at a Halifax branch in Redditch, is alleged to have stolen over £187,000, while working as a counter-support officer.
He is also accused of fraud, with £565,000 being taken from non-customer accounts between September 2011 and July 2012.
The man has been released on bail and will appear at Redditch Magistrates' Court on February 5.
The Special Olympic ski team, including Clare Lines from Redditch in Worcestershire, fly out to South Korea today to take part in the Winter Games in PyeongChang.