Malvern Wells residents are being offered first aid training.

Parish councillor Marilyn Birks is organised CPR and defibrillator training to people in the area.

She wants to makes sure there are enough defibrillators in the area to save lives - and enough people with the skills to use them.

“More lives can be saved by people knowing how to perform CPR and how to access and use a defibrillator,” said Cllr Birks.

“Malvern Wells Parish Council is working with HeartStart Malvern to offer free training sessions.

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“I’d like to get the news to as many people as possible and especially those who live and workin Malvern Wells Parish area.

“I have arranged training at three local venues and with a mix of evening and daytime sessions to encouarge working people as well as those who can attend during daytime.”

Restart A Heart Day, promoted by the British Heart Foundation, takes place on or around October 16 each year with the aim of raising awareness of cardiac arrest, and encouraging people to learn CPR, giving them life-saving skills and the confidence to use them. 

Malvern Wells Parish Council has three defibrillators in the Parish that it maintains and is working with local organisations to make more available and ready for use.

The first training session, delivered by Heartstart Malvern, is taking place at the Wyche Institute on October 19 from 7pm to 8.30pm. Deadline for registrations: October 12.

A session takes place at Malvern Wells Parish Hall on October 30 from 2pm to 3.30pm. Deadline for registrations: October 23.

And a third session is being held at Upper Wetland Methodist Church Hall on November 21, from 7pm to 8.30pm. Deadline for registrations: November 14.

Numbers are restricted. Register with Councillor Marilyn Birks by sending your name and contact details to or by text to 07581859131.