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Ilkley's Got Heart

The town of Ilkley has come together with the mission to get everyone Prepared To Save A Life so it can become the first town of life savers! Virtual College are supporting the cause led by the local council and Ilkley BID Team

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A Town of Lifesavers

The ‘Ilkley’s Got Heart’ campaign runs through October & November 2019 and aims to reach a target of 1000 lifesavers who have completed the FREE online ‘Prepared to Save a Life’ course with Virtual College. Anyone who lives or works in Ilkley is eligible to do the course and simply needs to register online and complete the course to count towards our target.' Ilkley will be the first official town in the UK to become a ‘Town of Lifesavers’.

Event Launch and Demos

The Ilkley's Got Heart campaign launched on Tuesday 15th October with demonstrations across Ilkley. With busy sessions on the 19th and 25th, we hope you can join us at one of the events:

  • Tuesday 15th Oct - CPR Demonstration, La Stazione (10:30am)
  • Saturday 19th Oct - Seizures Demonstration, Tesco (10:30am)
  • Friday 25th Oct - Booths (10:30am)
  • Friday 1st Nov - Hush & Avanti (10:30am)
  • Friday 8th November - Stroke & Heart Attack Demonstration, Clarke Foley Centre (10:30am)

Get Prepared to Save A Life

Our online Life Saving Course is totally FREE, takes under an hour and is broken down into five 10-minute sessions: DR ABC  •  CPR  •  Bleeding  •  Choking  •  Stroke. On completion, participants gain a certificate & most importantly confidence to act in an emergency situation. 

Get your Organisation Involved

The 'Ilkley's Got Heart' Campaign isn't just for individuals. Join other local businesses such as the Ilkley Moor Vaults, Ilkley Town AFC, Tax Assist Accountants, Ilkley Grammar School and more to get Prepared to Save Lives! Find out more about the Vaults and how they found the course. 
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Why Get Involved?

One in five adults will in their lifetime witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, today in the UK every 5 minutes someone will have a heart attack. Basic first aid is essential and we believe everyone should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to know how to act in an emergency situation - for free. Watch our short video to find out more about our campaign. 

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