A veteran MP and two Bolsover District Council officials are among those lending their support for a world record attempt at the Proact Stadium.
On Friday, May 20, the Proact Stadium will be hosting the Community Save a Life Scheme’s world record attempt.
In partnership with the British Heart Foundation, Bolsover District Council, Inner Wheel, Rotary International and the Spireites, they will be attempting to stage the world’s largest first aid lesson at the Proact Stadium.
Councillor Jim Clifton and special projects officer Matthew Connley from Bolsover Council have been joined by veteran MP Dennis Skinner in backing the project.
The trio attended the launch event and agreed how vital it could be for the community. Clifton said: “Our main priority is about getting the save a life or CPR lessons onto the school curriculum.
“The world record attempt came about because we wanted to raise the profile of Community Save a Life Scheme and we believe that if we can get this kicked off inside schools that we could have a life saver on every street.”
This will be the organisation’s second shot at breaking the record, as Connley explained: “In 2014, at Shirebrook Academy, we came quite close to beating the record but we couldn’t get it verified. As we have seen, there is a lot of enthusiasm and support for this new attempt.”
Skinner, who has been a Spireites fan for over 70 years, also believes the latest attempt will be an improvement on the effort two years ago. He said: “There will be a lot more schools involved and that’s very important. To get the kids at school doing it is key. You hang onto the memories when you’re young a lot longer than in middle age, so we’re doing the right thing inviting schools to smash the record. The idea is first class!”