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Hero Luke gives lifesaving CPR to Tamworth College student

According to the British Heart Foundation, today in the UK, 470 people die from a heart or circulatory disease and more than 120 of those people are younger than 75.

If effective CPR is provided by a bystander in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, this can increase the chances of survival by 2 or 3 times. It is reported that only 22% people in the UK would feel confident in performing CPR on a stranger, however this is exactly what Luke Martin did!

Luke is a level 3 Business Admin Apprentice at South Staffordshire College and works in our Tamworth College student Hub. Luke recently provided lifesaving CPR to a very unwell student, Ellie and saved her life!

Luke said, “I am extremely pleased that I could help Ellie, and that she has now recovered and is able complete her studies at the College”.

Chief Executive Principal Claire Boliver said:

“Our College community is hugely proud of Luke and his heroic actions. It takes a lot of courage to perform CPR in an emergency and we are all very thankful to Luke for saving Ellie’s life”.

Luke is spearheading a college wide campaign to raise money to purchase lifesaving defibrillators to be permanently on each of our college sites, starting with Tamworth College.

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