PEOPLE in Hyde took up the chance to learn lifesaving skills when a demonstration was put on in the town centre following a tragedy.
Student nurse Natalie Brookes helped organise the Basic Life Support event in the market place on Saturday, April 20.
It came after a woman passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in February and not enough people were on hand or not confident enough to assist.
Trained medical staff will be on hand to teach people CPR, the recovery position, how to use a defibrillator, where they are located, how to access them and who to contact.
And the response to the event, which saw North West Ambulance Service, the Hazardous Area Response Team and St John’s Ambulance offer their time, was huge.
In total, more than 350 people were taught CPR and how to use a defibrillator, leaving Natalie gobsmacked.
She said: “It was incredible and kids you were all fantastic, well done!
“They got stuck in, didn’t get nervous and I hope you learned and will be comfortable using CPR if ever you need too.”
Natalie also received some help from some famous friends as characters from Toy Story joined in as a Toys are Back in Town event was held simultaneously.
The third-year student at Manchester Metropolitan University has also been nominated for a Nursing Times student nurse award.