Over 100 people take to the skies to save lives

24 June 2015        

A tandem skydive

Over 100 people have become ‘Heart Flyers’ by jumping from a plane at 10,000 feet to raise vital funds for us. 

The jumpers were all from the international organisation BAPS Charities, who took part in jumps in Reading and Nottingham. 

Nation of Lifesavers

The organisation has already raised £19,000 for our Nation of Lifesavers campaign, they hope to fund CPR training in 24 UK schools by the end of the year.

The campaign aims to increase cardiac arrest survival rates across the UK and calls for CPR to be mandatory in all secondary schools, so children have the skills and confidence to save a life. Over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen out of hospital in the UK every year but currently less than one in ten survive. In countries like Norway, where CPR is taught in schools, survival rates are one in four. 

Fundraising 

Fundraiser Sanjay Kara from Neasden Temple said; “The Nation of Lifesavers is a great initiative spearheaded by the BHF, which is why BAPS Charities has continued to partner with the charity, this time by rolling out live saving CPR skills to kids in our local communities across England. It’s a fantastic, worthwhile cause and we’re determined to raise as much money as we can.”

By taking to the skies and becoming a Heart Flyer for the BHF you can also help fund vital research to transform the lives of the seven million people living with cardiovascular disease. 

Take to the skies

Beck Bayram, Events Project Manager at the BHF, said: “Skydiving is a fantastic way to do something unforgettable to raise essential funds to help the BHF continue its life saving research. We are so grateful to BAPS Charities for taking on this challenge and raising such an incredible amount."

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