St John Ambulance’s volunteers in Putney are giving free demonstrations of life saving skills on October 11, 18 and 20 as part of the Restart a Heart campaign.

Working with the Resuscitation Council and other partners, St John Ambulance’s first aid demonstrations will contribute to an ambition of teaching more than 200,000 people these skills in October. While Restart A Heart Day is on October 16, St John Ambulance’s highly trained volunteers around the country will be arranging demonstrations between October 9-23 to give people more opportunities to attend.

In Putney, the volunteers will be providing demonstrations on October 11 and October 19 at Old Manual Room in the All Saints Church, Putney, between 6.30pm and 8pm.

On October 20, they’ll be at Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability in West Hill, between 12pm and 2pm.

These sessions are free to attend and will include practical information on how to deliver CPR and deliver shocks to the heart with a defibrillator.

Currently, only one in 10 people in the UK survives a cardiac arrest out of hospital. St John Ambulance and its Restart A Heart partners want to change that. Chances of survival double when someone gives immediate CPR and significantly increases further when a defibrillator is used.

Due to unforseen circumstances the demonstation on October 20 has been cancelled.