Free life-saving toolkit - Learn to be quick, be smart and restart a heart.
This free life-saving digital learning toolkit is to help people know what to do in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, potentially saving thousands of lives every year.
UK Coaching, in collaboration with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, has produced a free toolkit to help people understand how to respond and act quickly to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
This toolkit, which has been funded by Sport England and is aimed at the sport and physical activity industry – from coaches to instructors, staff, spectators and parents – everyone can play a part in improving the chances of survival through the right information, training and support.
Be quick, be smart and restart a heart with this life-saving digital learning toolkit that will enable you to act fast in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body and vital organs, due to an abnormal heart rhythm. It can happen to anyone, at any time.
If effective action is taken within the first minute, it can treble chances of survival.
Would YOU know what to do?
The British Mountain Bike Orienteering Association (BMBO) has launched a new series in the Lake District.
Further information can be found here.
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is seeking to appoint a new Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer to succeed Tom Hollowell who will retire in the autumn of 2021.
Further information can be found here
British Orienteering is saying thank you to all who give endless hours of their time and energy to our sport every week.
British Orienteering continues with expressing much appreciation and saying thank you to more individuals across the UK.
In the 'Thank You Spotlight' is....
Photo above shows Alasdair introducing a video on how to use Google Maps to collect control coordinates in the field to then use that to set up a MapRun.
Judy and Roger Craddock, President and Membership Secretary at Quantock Orienteers, say:
Soon after becoming a member of Quantock Orienteers:
Judy and Roger Craddock continue on why they feel Alasdair deserves recognition:
Alasdair is there anything you are particularly proud of that you would like British Orienteering to shine a spotlight on?
"Keeping up activity and sense of belonging amongst club members during Lockdowns – virtual courses and events where allowed, virtual LEJOG, Missing Maps Project.
Increasing the club's social media presence, revamping the website, and introducing an email service for newsletters and other information.
Updating the policies and procedures (unglamorous but essential).
Developing a range of resources to help planners, organisers and controllers – instructional videos, online junior planners course.
Experimenting with new pathways into orienteering and new ways of orienteering – events aimed at attracting trail runners, GPS and QR activities."
Your volunteering journey and motivations. We know there is so much more to each volunteer than the things that they have done, how did you get in to volunteering and why aree you stay involved as a volunteer?
Alasdair, says: "I find it rewarding being part of a team working to provide opportunities for people to go orienteering.
I also enjoy introducing new people to the sport."
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank you Alasdair for all you do within your club and for the sport of orienteering.
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to say a big "THANK YOU" to all volunteers within our sportand for for what you do; committee members, coaches, planners, controllers, tea-makers, car-parking stewards, mappers, organisers, volunteers who put out controls, volunteers who collect back in the controls after an event......the list goes on!
You are the lifeblood of our sport. You are at the heart and soul of orienteering - and make it happen week after week. There so many roles which are all important. However you contribute to our sport of orienteering, British Orienteering wants to take this opportunity during National Volunteers' Week to say Thank You!
Join in the celebrations! Who are you going to personally say thank you to in your club or further afield?