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Thank you Martin!

Martin Shipway from Edinburgh recently completed the Stirling Marathon in aid of Lucky2Bhere. It was Martins second marathon and he completed the course in just over 4 hours raising £440 for Lucky2bhere.  A big thank you to Martin for his efforts!

Martin Shipway

Russell's LeJoG 2016

In August 2016, Russell Jones from Kingussie undertook a solo, unsupported  ‘end to end’ 900 mile cycle challenge from Land's End to John O' Groats over a ten day period to raise funds for Lucky2BHere and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. His decision to embark on this challenge was principally in memory of his brother, Mike who suffered a sudden hemorrhagic stoke in March and sadly passed away 4 days later without regaining consciousness. Following that in June, a good friend suffered a stroke and is now battling his way back to fitness.

Russell has been well connected with Lucky2BHere since the charity was formed and is now the lead Emergency Life Support trainer in the Badenoch & Strathspey area.

Both charities are indebted to Russell for his endeavours which has raised over £9000. Thank You!

Russell is pictured having safely arrived at John O'Groats.

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Comhairle Rolls Out Emergency Life Support Training Across Schools

Western Isles Councillors have agreed to roll out a programme providing life-saving equipment and emergency life-support training to schools across the Western Isles. The Comhairle is the first local authority in Scotland to introduce Emergency Life Support onto the Curriculum for Excellence.

 The Education and Children’s Services Committee agreed to grant £30k toward the Lucky2BHere project which will see defribillators installed and training provided at all schools in the Western Isles.

 Cllr Catriona Stewart, Chair of Education and Children’s Services, said: “Schools play a vital part in communities and this equipment and training will add to the resilience of those communities. There are defribillators at a number of locations across the islands including some schools where the pupils have been very enthusiastic about the scheme. However this programme will increase that provision so that all schools have the equipment and training. Importantly the aim is to have the equipment on the outside of school buildings so that it is available for community use at any time.”

 Lucky2BHere was established by Ross Cowie in December 2009 after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. His life was saved due to an ambulance being nearby with skilled crew and the life saving equipment that they carried. Ross said: “Lucky2BHere has been lobbying for Emergency Life Support to be on the Curriculum for Excellence for a number of years. For the Western Isles Schools to do so and to be the first in Scotland to do so, is fantastic news and I congratulate the Comhairle on taking forward this initiative”.

Angus Morrison is a Trainer and Co-ordinator of Lucky2BHere in the Western Isles. He said: “This is good news for communities across the Western isles and I am delighted that it has been agreed to proceed with this programme of life-saving equipment and training.”