Lym Valley Scouts learn how to save a life

MEMBERS of the 1st Lym Valley Scout Group, based in Uplyme, have received training in CPR and how to use a defibrillator. 

The group were recently visited by local organisation Lyme Heartbeat, which raises funds for and installs potentially life-saving defibrillators around the Lyme Regis area, which can be used by members of the public when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.

The Scouts were given a demonstration on how to do CPR and use the defibrillators by Virgil Turner, chief fire officer in Lyme Regis and a member of Lyme Heartbeat.

Mr Turner commented: “It’s really important that young people know how to use the defibrillators, because every second counts and they can really make a difference. It was great to see the Scouts willing to pick up these essential skills.”

Scout leader Karen Yelland added: “Giving the Scouts skills for life remains a core part of Scouting, and it does help equip them for life in the real world. My thanks to Lyme Heartbeat and Virgil for putting on such an engaging session.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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