CS Event May 2014 CARDIACSMART AWARDS MAY 2014 The Trust held its fourth CardiacSmart event in May 2014, to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to raising awareness and promoting heart health across the North West. The CardiacSmart initiative, aims to extend the coverage of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) within local communities across the North West, as well as training individuals in basic life support skills. Mary Whyham, NWAS Chairman introduced the event, before being joined by Kevin Fitzpatrick, British Heart Foundation Area Development Manager, who spoke of the importance of heart health. Sara Harris and Lauren Watson, County Co-ordinators for the Chain of Survival team then presented the awards alongside Bob Williams, NWAS Chief Executive. Guests included two cardiac arrest survivors, whose life savers were recognised with awards as well as Chris Solomons, a cardiac arrest survivor - whose experience was captured on television show Helicopter Heroes. The 32 organisations awarded on the day included: Cumbria Winners Endmoor and District Community First Responders - Gold Askam and Ireleth Community First Responders - Silver Furness Academy - Bronze Milnthorpe and Heversham Community First Responders - Silver Lakes and Dales Co-operative - Silver The Barrow Defib Appeal - Gold The Ship Inn Piel Island - Bronze Calthwaite and District Community First Responders - Gold Lancashire Winners Defibrillators 4 Sports - Gold Chorley Council - Gold Lytham St Annes Lions Club - Gold Elton Sailing Club - Silver Wymott Community First Responders - Gold Greater Manchester Winners The Ben Crean Trust - Gold Stalybridge Methodist Church - Bronze Rochdale Heartbeat - Gold Spectrum Brands (UK) Ltd - Silver Parish Nurse at St. Saviour's Parish Church Great Moor Stockport - Gold Football 1st Academy Ltd - Silver Stream Intelligent Contact Ltd - Gold Millie's Trust - Gold Cheshire Winners Blacon Defibrillator Fund - Gold Cheshire West and Chester Council - Locality Team - Gold Costco Wholesale UK Ltd - Gold Heartstart Lymm/Lymm Round Table - Gold Joseph Windsor Heart Trust - Gold West Lancashire Mark Charities - Gold Wilmslow High School - Gold Shocklach OViatt and District Parish Council - Silver Lymm RFC - Silver Merseyside Winners Merseytravel Passenger Transport Authority - Gold Heart 4 Heart - Silver The Trust also took the opportunity to present recipients of its Life Saver Award - which recognises members of the public who have made outstanding efforts to save the life of a person suffering a cardiac arrest, winners included an 15 year old girl: Life Saver Awards Ryan Walker, Karen Reid, Aimee Palmer, Chris Stanbrook, Nathen Reid and Daniel Queeley Mark Whittington Anthony Girvan, Danny Cornwell , Jonathan Francis, Jenny Walton and Sue Mason Chris Lloyd, Tania Poznanvic, Steve Ashton Kairen Thackrah The event was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those that work with the Trust in making the North West a safer place.