Lincoln City Foundation are teaming up with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and LIVES to highlight the importance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training through some easily taught techniques that can be lifesaving.
Lincoln City FC fan Michaele Bull tells his story of survival after suffering a cardiac arrest shortly after a home fixture in 2018.
Passersby noticed Michaele slumped against his car’s steering wheel and immediately rushed to his aid and gave essential CPR.
Read Michaele’s full story here.
LIVES charity will be in the Fan Zone at Sincil Bank Stadium on Friday 18 October before the Shrewsbury Town game as part of the Restart a Heart campaign being led by LIVES and EMAS.
Mick Barnett-Connolly, Head of Community Response and Collaboration at EMAS said: “If someone suffers a cardiac arrest their chances of survival increase considerably if it happens in front of someone who starts CPR immediately.
“Wednesday 16 October is national Restart a Heart Day which aims to improve the low numbers of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.”
Charlotte Hornsby, Operations Manager at Lincoln City Foundation said: “We are thrilled that we can work with charities such as LIVES and East Midlands Ambulance Service to raise awareness of this campaign which could be the difference between life and death for an individual.
“Through engagement with our community, fans and followers we hope to have a positive impact on the lives of others and their families.”
If you would like to know more about the great work being done around this campaign across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, please click here.