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Chesterfield MP helps launch World Record life-saving attempt

The world record attempt for largest ever first aid lesson, which will take place at the Proact Stadium on the 20th of May, was launched with the help of Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield.

Toby discussing the importance of learning life-saving skills

Toby discussing the importance of learning life-saving skills


Toby was joined at the launch by fellow Labour MPs, Natascha Engel and Dennis Skinner, together with representatives from Chesterfield FC and the Chesterfield Mayor & Mayoress.

The world record attempt is being organised by the Community Save a Life Scheme, in partnership with Bolster District Council. Chesterfield FC, the British Heart Foundation, Rotary International and Inner Wheel are also offering their support. The current record for the number of people attending a first aid lesson stands at 1,700 and organisers are hoping the new attempt will almost double that record and have 3,000 people in attendance on

Toby Perkins said, “It’s crucial – it will be real asset to the community if we have 3,000 more lifesavers. Someone nearly died here at the football ground recently and he survived because there was a lifesaver here at the ground. You never know the circumstances where it may be needed, and to know that you have the skills and you can save a life is important.

“We have a Bill going through Parliament to try and have life-saving skills brought onto the school curriculum.”

Anyone interested in attending the event on May 20th – or if you have life-saving skills and can teach others – can contact organisers on csals@btinternet.com or call 07876 756 356.

Toby launched the event with fellow Labour MPs, Natascha Engel and Dennis Skinner

Toby launched the event with fellow Labour MPs, Natascha Engel and Dennis Skinner

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