Heartstart Camanachd re-affiliated with the British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

The Camanachd Association are delighted to have Heartstart Camanachd re-affiliated by the British Heart Foundation for another year. The Heartstart programme is committed to saving lives by teaching emergency life saving (E.L.S.) skills.

The ‘Heartstart Camanachd’ team was set up to train club officials, coaches, players and supporters from all Shinty clubs in E.L.S.

In addition Heartstart Camanachd, in association with Lucky2Bhere, are continuing the quest to see every shinty club in Scotland in possession of a Defibrillator and personnel trained in its use.

There is a growing list of shinty clubs who have received defibrillators and associated Emergency Life Saving training:

Aberdeen University – Beauly – Fort William (2) – Glenurquhart – Kingussie – Newtonmore – Lochaber – Lovat – Skye (2) – Strathglass – Kincraig – Kinlochshiel – Dunadd – Bute – Taynuilt – Carrbridge/Strathspey – Kilmory – Caberfeidh – Glasgow Mid Argyle (TBC). If we have missed any clubs, please make contact.

We encourage all remaining clubs to consider the benefits to their club and community of having a defibrillator and trained personnel.

We would also remind all clubs that have undergone training and have a defibrillator to ensure they have a designated person responsible for Medical matters and that they are checking the equipment and requirements for new or update training on a regular basis and keeping the Camanachd Association and Lucky2Bhere up to date.

Please contact National Development Manager Graham Cormack graham.cormack@shinty.com 07894 533538 (M) for further information or to register interest.

Lucky2Bhere – www.lucky2bhere.org