New Heartstart Instructors Wanted

Due to increasing demand for our courses, we need some more Heartstart Instructors.  No previous experience is necessary as all training will be given.  If anyone is interested in this exciting and very rewarding volunteer role, then please contact Gary on 07768 068 270.

Barry is Awarded Volunteer of the Year


Shinfield Parish Council have recognised the tremendous amount of work that Barry does for both Heartstart Swallowfield and the Swallowfield Community Responder and have named him Volunteer of the Year at the recent Shinfield Annual Parish Meeting.

Sport Relief Help Us Continue our Courses

We are very pleased to announce that we have been successful in getting a Sport Relief grant to advertise our courses in Wokingham as well as secure the venue.  This was quite an unexpected grant, but very welcomed.

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Gary Gets Shortlisted and Needs Your Votes!

We need your help!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Gary Clark, the Group’s co-ordinator is one of 5 people shortlisted in Markel’s Insurance Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016.

Gary was shortlisted from hundreds of nominations by a panel of judges but now the winner is picked from the public and that’s why we need your support!

Bracknell Scouts enjoyed the course

We recently delivered a Heartstart course to the Bracknell scouts, here is what some of them had to say:

“I thought that the course was very good and educational and can save millions of lives. Also I love doing courses like this because I find them really fun.

Heartstart Co-ordinator gets the Halifax Extra Award!

????????We are very excited to announce that Gary has been selected as one of only 66 local Halifax Giving Extra Award local winners for 2015.

Carolyn, his wife nominated him for the work he puts into the Swallowfield Community Responders as well as Heartstart Swallowfield and all of the fund raising that he achieved for the original purchase of the scheme vehicle and the numerous AED’s that are now within the community. 

We have past the 500 mark!

We are very pleased to announce that Heartstart Swallowfield has now trained over 500 people in Emergency Life Skills Training. We are incredibly proud to have reached this number but fully realise it is just the tip of a very big iceberg and that there are many more people to train,

Some Useful Leaflets on the Heart

We have picked some of the British Heart Foundations leaflets on the heart and you can now access these via our website.

Click HERE to access the publications page

We were in the Wokingham Word!

We were very grateful to the editors of the Wokingham Word, a much loved free local magazine for the residents of the Wokingham area who recently ran an article for us, which generated some interest and bookings onto our courses. 

Stratfield Saye AED is now live

We are very pleased to report that yet another AED site has gone live, this time in Stratfield Saye.  Heartstart Swallowfield obtained a £1,000 grant to help in its purchase and it is now live on the side of the Iron Duke Public House in Stratfield Saye.

Watch your own Heart Attack

An interesting twist on a Heart Attack.  See through your own eyes what a Heart Attack feels like.

Click here to watch!