Welwyn Garden City-based charity hosts free life-saving first aid session for children

PUBLISHED: 10:55 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:36 14 July 2017

Welwyn Garden City-based charity hosts free life-saving first aid session for children. Pictured, James Hursey.

Welwyn Garden City-based charity hosts free life-saving first aid session for children. Pictured, James Hursey.

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A Welwyn Garden City-based charity is hosting free first aid session for children in the summer holidays in honour of a local boy who died at just 18 years old.

Arline and David Hursey, of Panshanger, started the charity Defibrillators in Public Places (DiPPs) in honour of their son James Hursey, who sadly died in his sleep.

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, James sent a text to his mum in the morning saying he had forgotten his keys and went up to bed as he had been working late at his apprentice job for British Premium Meats.

At 3.30pm Arline went upstairs to wake up the former Sir Frederic Osborn School pupil for his 6pm start at work and discovered that he had passed away.

The family, including James’ sister Katie Hursey, 14, and Arline’s sister Jude Temple, created the charity in the spring of 2016.

On Wednesday, August 23, from 10am until 12pm Sir Frederic Osborn Sports Centre, alongside and supported by DiPPS, are hosting a free session in the sports centre to educate children aged five to 14 on first aid.

Although the life-saving session is free the charity is encouraging people to contribute what they can so that they can carry on their work of putting defibrillators in public places.

If you are interested in attending contact the sports centre manager Sam Harte on 01707 351352 or by emailing sam.harte@sfosborn.herts.sch.uk

Spaces must be pre-booked as they are limited.

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