September 10, 2012
Fabrice Muamba helps us reach our goal
Footballer Fabrice Muamba joined us on a trip to Downing
Street to deliver a very important petition through that famous
Earlier this year, alongside Resuscitation Council UK
(RCUK), we launched a campaign calling for life-saving skills to be
taught in all schools across the UK. Spurred on by fantastic
The Sun, over 100,000 of you signed our petition to ensure
children leave school knowing how to save a
Fabrice has firsthand experience of why
this petition could be a life-saver. After
collapsing unexpectedly during a football match and receiving
vital CPR, he realised the importance
of knowing what to do in an emergency situation.
Fabrice went along with our Medical Director,
Professor Peter Weissberg, and Dr Andrew Lockey from RCUK in the
hope that we can turn these signatures into a new lesson on
the timetable of UK schoolchildren.
The most important lesson you’ll ever learn
Another person who knows how important
life-saving skills can be is Christopher
Boylan. Last year, 17-year-old Christopher performed CPR on his
mum when she had a cardiac arrest. Luckily, quick-thinking
Christopher had learnt what to do at an after-school club. But
surely this vital lesson should be taught before the school
Now our petition is in the hands of the
people who can really make a difference. It’s just
been announced that, with the recent cabinet reshuffle, we have a
new Minister of State for Schools. We are calling on
Elizabeth Trussto take our campaign forward and make
sure that every child leaving school in England is going out there
equipped with the skills to save a life.
Together with RCUK and The Sun, we are
shouting loud about life-saving skills, and we hope the key
decision-makers will listen. But we still need your help.
It’s crucial that we keep pushing and you can help us build
a nation of life-savers.