Surf Life Saving NSW has teamed up with Heart of the Nation and former yellow Wiggle, Greg Page once again to deliver the World’s Largest CPR Class on Saturday 15 October, televised live on Channel 9.

Just hours before Restart a Heart Day on Sunday, people across Australia gathered in front of their televisions on Saturday afternoon at 3PM with soccer balls, pillows, and other items to do CPR compressions, helping to raise awareness and build familiarity around CPR.

Restart a Heart Day is a global initiative coordinated in Australia and New Zealand to raise awareness and educate the community about CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the community.

Nine out of 10 people currently don’t survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, with around 80% of these happen in the home.

Last year over 340,000 people tuned in for the demonstration.

Australian Lifesaving Academy Training Manager, Dan Gay, who gave the demonstration alongside Page, said it was an important initiative.

“Practical, relevant, and engaging initiatives such as the World’s Largest CPR Class empower people to use first aid techniques when moments matter,” he said.

“We know that the right response can be the difference, and we want as many people to be capable of performing that response as possible.”

Thanks to our National Partner, Westpac, every purchase of a defibrillator through the Australian Lifesaving Academy during the month of October, will receive a clever, one-of-a-kind kid’s Rescue Rashie. Westpac’s Rescue Rashie has a practical design which features vital, easy to follow CPR instructions that are revealed via a simple zip in the event of emergency.

Click here to order your Restart A Heart Day Defibrillator.

Sunday 16 October 2022