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Another ‘eventful year’ of JHMT fundraising and awareness activities to break the silence on #SADS – Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome

Joe Humphries Memorial Award

Joe Humphries Memorial Award

Leicestershire Lord Lieutenant, Jennifer, Lady Gretton, announces that the Lord Lieutenant's Artist of the Year Award will be renamed the Joe Humphries Memorial Award in honour of Joe's passion for the arts and to raise awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). De Lisle College also launch the inaugural Joe's Photography Competition for students and received over 100 entries.

December 2013
Inaugural launch of the Young Artist (Joe Humphries Memorial Award)

Inaugural launch of the Young Artist (Joe Humphries Memorial Award)

Inaugural launch of the Young Artist renamed (Joe Humphries Memorial Award) as part of the Leicestershire Lord Lieutenant's Young People of the Year Awards. To recognise and celebrate the achievements of inspirational young people from both city and county.

January 2014
Heartsafe UK Leics’ Secondary Schools Project launch

Heartsafe UK Leics’ Secondary Schools Project launch

The Leicestershire Heartsafe Schools Programme will offer training in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to all year 10 pupils in Leicester and Leicestershire. Every secondary school will also be provided with its own defibrillator.

The aim of the project is to create lifesavers in every community and to increase the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims. The first phase of the programme will see training offered to all Year 10 students (age 14) over the next 18 months. More than 75 professionals have pledged their own time to run the programme.

They will deliver hands-on training to over 12,000 Year 10 pupils and also train members of the school staff to become trainers, enabling the schools to deliver their own training over time.

The project is a unique collaboration between local and national charities and the public sector. The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and East Midlands Pacemaker Fund have joined forces with the British Heart Foundation, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Resuscitation Council (UK), the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and leaders in city and county schools.

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Alan takes SADS message to 5,000 young people

Alan takes SADS message to 5,000 young people

During the early part of 2014 the Trust reached another key milestone when JHMT Community Liaison Officer Alan Harrison White carried out another school assembly at Groby's Brookvale High School and spoke about the dangers of SADS, taking the total number of young people he's addressed to a staggering 5,000 in just five months. Since Alan started his work on behalf of the trust in September 2013 he has shared the trust's messages with around 200 teachers. And along with his wife Jill he has also helped 91 people to take part in CPR training through the Joe's Mini Heart Start course.

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AFC Andrews JFC take part in Heartstart 4Sports

AFC Andrews JFC take part in Heartstart 4Sports

AFC Andrews JFC under 15s football squad, led by coach Darren Creed, took part in Joe's Mini Heartstart 4Sports lifesaving course including SADS awareness and how to use a defibrillator .

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Rothley Defibrillator

Rothley Defibrillator

Joe's young friends from JHMT and EMAS launch the JHMT/EMAS external Defibrillator installed in the bus shelter close by Rothley Village Green.

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The Leicester City Council has allocated £6,000 to help train more than 500 people

The Leicester City Council has allocated £6,000 to help train more than 500 people

Leicester City Council sports services staff are to provide instructors to help deliver JMHS4S training, working with the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.It is working to ensure sports clubs can access free training in emergency life-support skills.Joe's Mini HeartStart 4 Sports teaches people of all ages cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques and how to use a defibrillator –which delivers an electric shock to the heart to try to restart it.

April 2014
St Margaret’s Pasture Sports Centre

St Margaret’s Pasture Sports Centre

JHMT's Alan Harrison-White gave another one of his SADS/ELS presentations to the Leicestershire & Rutland Hockey Association Schools and Youth Section which has resulted in the HA sponsoring a defibrillator for St Margaret's Pasture Sports Centre, Leicester.

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Save a Life in Schools

Save a Life in Schools

The Save a Life in Schools campaign was launched in Southampton after schoolboy, Sam Mangoro's life was saved by teachers with a defibrillator at Mountbatten School, Romsey, after the 16 year old collapsed in a PE lesson. JHMT/HeartSafe work was also mentioned and highlighted by Trust supporter ex Southampton Manager, Lawrie McMenemy MBE

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Leicester cardiologist rides through Alps for local charity

Leicester cardiologist rides through Alps for local charity

Alastair Sandilands, a consultant cardiologist at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital, gets on his bike to cycle in the Swiss Alps for a challenging four-day ride.

Alastair specialises in investigating and treating arrhythmias – irregular heart patterns – and has been closely involved with the work of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

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Gateley UK kick off the launch of the Inspire Awards

Gateley UK kick off the launch of the Inspire Awards

Gateley UK kick off the launch of the Inspire Awards with an unforgettable evening dinner at Leicester Tigers Rugby stadium. The evening included speeches from JHMT Patron, Martin Johnson, and Southampton Legend, Lawrie McMenemy, with a Q&A session with Joe's dad – Steve & speech from Dr Mike Ferguson who raised the important medical issues of SADS

200 people raised £6,000 of funding and successfully, publicly launched the awards.

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12 x awards disbursed with an average award of £275 across sport, the creative arts and the community.

Virtual World Cup Brazilian tour raises more than £1,000 for local charities

Virtual World Cup Brazilian tour raises more than £1,000 for local charities

SPORTING enthusiasts have been raising money for local charities by taking part in a virtual tour of Brazil, linked to the upcoming World Cup. More than 35 people took part in the event, including staff from sports support network Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), their colleagues at SportPark, in Loughborough, and supporters of local hospice LOROS and the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

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Joe's army on the run at the Rothley 10k

Joe's army on the run at the Rothley 10k

In augural Joe's Mile - Family Fun Run held prior the Rothley 10k. The family fun run gave families and younger children the chance to be part of the Rothley 10k evening, as well as raising money for good causes. More than 70 runners took part, This could not have been possible without the fantastic effort and partnership work between the Trust along with LOROS, Lions and Mattioli Woods.

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Cricketers in Loughborough have been learning vital life-saving skills

Cricketers in Loughborough have been learning vital life-saving skills

CRICKETERS in Loughborough have been learning vital life-saving skills aimed at ensuring people know what to do if someone collapses in sudden cardiac arrest. Members of Loughborough Town Cricket Club recently (Jun 26 & Jul 1) took part in Joe's Mini HeartStart 4 Sports, a training programme that teaches cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator. Club members who took part in the training included Abhinav Mukund, the club's overseas player, who has played five tests for India.

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ENGLAND's under-19 cricketers learn some vital life-saving skills

ENGLAND's under-19 cricketers learn some vital life-saving skills

ENGLAND's under-19 cricketers learn some vital life-saving skills delivered by JHMT/Heartsafe UK took part in Joe's Mini HeartStart 4 Sports. At the session, which takes place at Loughborough University, the England under-19s cricketers and their coaches learnt how to put someone in the recovery position, CPR and what to do if someone has a cardiac arrest. They was also taught about how to use a defibrillator.

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Inspire Awards in memory of Joe are already making a difference

Inspire Awards in memory of Joe are already making a difference

Eighteen-year-old James Teagle, from Birstall, thanks to an Inspire Award grant was able to compete in triathlon at an international level, taking part in European Junior Cup races across Europe.

"I'm absolutely passionate about triathlon and I'd like to thank the Trust as this money has helped me to compete abroad, gain valuable experience of international racing and continue to build my career as an athlete."

Read MoreSeptember 2014
Trust Patron Martin Johnson talks to GPs about sudden cardiac death in young people

Trust Patron Martin Johnson talks to GPs about sudden cardiac death in young people

Martin joined Dr Ffion Davies, consultant in A&E at Leicester Royal Infirmary, to talk to GPs at a meeting of Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Wed 17 Sept). Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and managing most healthcare services for the people of Leicester city

SADS Awareness Week

SADS Awareness Week

The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT) established SADS Awareness Week to mark the anniversary of the loss to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) victim 14 year old Joe Humphries from Rothley who suddenly collapsed and died whilst out jogging on 4th October 2012

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SADS Awareness Conference 2014

SADS Awareness Conference 2014

The annual SADS Awareness Conference for medical practitioners was held on Tuesday at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Ground to raise awareness of heart deaths in young people. On average 12 young people die each week in Britain The second annual SADS Awareness Conference, which examines sudden heart deaths in young people, is organised by local charity the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT) in conjunction with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. It took place on Tuesday 14th October at the Leicester Tigers rugby stadium, Aylestone Road, Leicester.

The conference was opened with an address by Martin Johnson, ex-rugby international player and Patron of the charity, and features a range of speakers, including Professor Charles Deakin, professor of resuscitation and pre-hospital emergency medicine at the University of Southampton NHS Trust, e Workshops covered topics such as recognising patterns in ECGs, the role of pre-hospital ambulance staff and setting up diagnostic services for suspected patients or bereaved families.

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Leicester City, Tigers and Riders Fans Learn How to Save Lives

Leicester City, Tigers and Riders Fans Learn How to Save Lives

Leicester City ambassador Alan "The Birch" Birchenall and consultant cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital, Dr Doug Skehan organised demonstrations of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) during SADS Awareness week.

They urged fans at the King Power and Welford Road stadiums and at Leicester Riders match at Loughborough University on Saturday(11) to stay in their seats at half time to learn about the techniques and the use of defibrillators.

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De Lisle students’ photography competition launched to back SADS Awareness Week

De Lisle students’ photography competition launched to back SADS Awareness Week

BUDDING photographers at a county school are remembering their friend Joe Humphries by taking part in a competition launched in his memory.

De Lisle College, in Loughborough, has launched a photography competition for students to coincide with SADS Awareness Week, which is running from 4-11 October.

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Cardiac Nurses Make Marathon Effort for Joe's Trust

Cardiac Nurses Make Marathon Effort for Joe's Trust

SIX cardiac nurses:, Becky Bausor, Mandy Cooper, Erin Ford, Bridget Longland, Leanne Hill and Louise Bowie are all run the Leicester half-marathon on 26 October in aid of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust

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