An Ipswich Hospital nurse is using his London Marathon run to teach people how to save a life.
Robert Fiddy, a cardiology clinical nurse specialist for chest pain and arrhythmia, is also a St John Ambulance volunteer youth leader for the East region.
Along with five other volunteers, Robert will carry a mannequin on a stretcher around the 26.2 mile course and will be demonstrating life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the public at each mile checkpoint.
We are not concentrating on our time. It is more about finishing, raising awareness of the St John Ambulance, and teaching people CPR.
Also on the team are Robert’s wife Tracy, a former nurse in the Emergency Assessment Unit at Ipswich Hospital and Craig Hosking, another former Ipswich colleague who worked as a healthcare assistant on Kirton Ward.
I am nervous but I am looking forward to it. I don’t do marathons, but it should be good fun.
Matt Harrington-Keaton, Emily Whyte and Gemma Aldridge make up the team (all pictured).Back to top