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BBC Children in Need's Pudsey breathes life into new campaign

Published: 13 Jan 2014 12:300 comments

BBC CHILDREN in Need’s Pudsey was welcomed back to Heatherwood Hospital after hospital workers breathed life into a fundraising campaign.

Television star: Resuscitation officers Vicky Swain, Phil Gowen and Alex Saunders with Pudsey and Radio Wexham programme controller Lavjot Mudhar.

A team of four from the hospital’s trust raised nearly £3,000 for the show’s charity after undergoing a 24-hour CPR-athon, with a cheque being presented to Pudsey on Monday.

Staff and visitors supported the team throughout the event in November, which saw them take it in turns to perform CPR, using a mannequin.

The hospital’s radio station also played tunes throughout the event, while food donations from Asda kept the team’s hunger at bay. Vicky Swain, senior resuscitation officer at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be part of this event. Our aim was to teach more people how to give CPR while raising money for Children in Need at the same time.

“We had such a variety of people including colleagues, friends, sports club members, cadets, fire crews and dignitaries.

“We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who gave up their time to learn CPR and who did what they could for Children in Need.”

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