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Bryan Shendon, treasurer for The Stephen Carey Fund, hands over two first-aid kits to representatives of Alnwick Harriers just before the North East Harrier League event.

Bryan Shendon, treasurer for The Stephen Carey Fund, hands over two first-aid kits to representatives of Alnwick Harriers just before the North East Harrier League event.

This year’s Jam Jar Army charity continues to prove its worth to the community.

Last week, we reported that Dougie and Scott McEwan from The Stephen Carey Fund, set up in tribute to the 21-year-old from Alnmouth who collapsed and died due to an undiagnosed heart defect, presented a number of kits to representatives of Alnwick Rugby Club.

And over the same weekend, the fund’s treasurer Bryan Shendon was at the Pastures in Alnwick to present two first-aid kits to the Alnwick Harriers, as they hosted a North East league event.

The Stephen Carey Fund will be looking to cement the link with the Alnwick Harriers group with a series of British Heartstart sessions over the coming months.

And next Wednesday, a familiarisation session will take place in the main hall at Glendale Middle School in Wooler at 6pm.

Run in conjunction with the North East Ambulance Service, it will provide full instruction on how to deal with someone who has collapsed, how to perform CPR and how to use the defibrillator that has now been installed at the school.

 

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