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Published: February 23, 2020 | Updated: February 23, 2020

Back a great cause and, as a bonus, learn how to save a life by entering a team in CPRathon

By Andrew Diprose, editor

A Poole company which provides professional first aid solutions is challenging businesses to take part in a charity CPRathon.

Immerse Medical is staging the event at the Eco Hub in Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre on Wednesday, February 26, from 9am to 5pm.

Teams of between two to eight will receive a short training demonstration before taking on the CPRathon challenge

It involves delivering CPR to a medical manikin continuously for 30 minutes.

Each entry costs £30 per team of two and teams can sign-up on Eventbrite.

Proceeds will go to the British Heart Foundation.

Immerse Medical will also be offering free CPR training to members of the public, aged 14 years and over, on a drop-in basis throughout the day.

February is World Heart Month.

About 30,000 people suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest in the UK every year.

Martin Hyland, Immerse Medical’s Managing Director, pictured left, said: “The CPRathon is a fun opportunity for businesses of any size to show their support for such a great cause and as a bonus, learn to save a life.

“The CPRathon shows that first aid can be fun as well as informative, and we hope that lots of local businesses will get involved.”

John Grinnell, Dolphin Shopping Centre Manager, added “We are very pleased to be able to help raise awareness of World Heart Month, and the things that anybody can do to help safe a life.

“The CPRathon will be a great way to do this, and we are happy to be able to support it.”

Immerse Medical offers professional first aid training and supplies for businesses across the UK.

It works with businesses to deliver training courses that are fun, but also provide people with the knowledge and skills to be a competent and confident first aider.