CS Event 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.

Heartstart Lymm & Roundtable














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.