Swansea University runs Welsh Hearts screening event to help save lives
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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey.
Twelve young people die every week in the UK from heart conditions that could be managed. With this in mind Swansea University Sports Village members have shown they are all heart by raising funds to enable Welsh Hearts to run a heart screening event on Saturday 17 February and to help raise funds for the charity.
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The heart screening will take place during the day at the Sports Centre in the Swansea University Sports Village, Sketty Lane. The screening is a closed event specifically for students, staff and leisure centre members between the ages of 18 and 35. 100 people have been booked in on the day – each person having an ECG test and an Echocardiogram if required.
Fundraising efforts by Swansea University Sports Village members have enabled the screening to be offered at a reduced rate of £10 per person.
The cardiac screening fundraising kicked off with a fitness fiesta in January to raise funds. Events included Zumba, Kettlecise, Fitness Pilates and Yoga. Activities ran over 2 hours on a Saturday morning. Earlier this week the Sports Village hosted 'Calon Day' at the sports Village, fitting in with student sporting activities/fixtures. 300 members of the sports club pre-ordered t-shirts for the event, with all proceeds going towards the screening. This event played a large part in the fundraising effort.
The Sports Village also held awareness sessions, outlining the work of Welsh Hearts and also offered free CPR training sessions to University Students and staff as well as community members.
A coffee morning with the Phase IV Cardiac rehabilitation group was also held to raise funds, and also Leanne Brake, Health Referral Coordinator at the Swansea University Sports Village and her partner are taking part in a minimum of 12 fitness events/races this year and have set up a Justgiving page.
The charity Welsh Hearts Calonnau Cymru have arranged the event in partnership with Swansea University and the screening will be delivered by Swansea University spin-out company Cardiac Health Diagnostics.
Cardiac Health Diagnostics Ltd entered into a partnership with Welsh Hearts to deliver a new heart screening service throughout Wales which was launched in May 2016. The
“ Heart Screening Wales” programme aims to raise awareness of undiagnosed heart conditions by providing easily accessible screening services to communities in Wales.
Event organiser Leanne Brake from the Swansea University Estates team said: “Saturday’s screening event is a great opportunity to show the vital work Welsh Hearts are doing in the community, to give something back to the users that make the sports centre the success it is and an opportunity to recognise the fundraising efforts of our University for Welsh Hearts – the Heart Charity for Wales. “
The agency said on Twitter that the earthquake's epicenter was about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north-northeast of Swansea, Wales. It jolted the area at 2:31 p.m. local time (9:31 a.m. ET), it said. The strength of the earthquake was particularly unusual for the region, the British Geological Survey said, adding that "events as large as this only happen every 3-5 years in the UK."
There were no immediate reports of major damage.
Saturday's earthquake was the biggest "onshore UK event" in 10 years, and the biggest in the area since a 5.2 magnitude earthquake in 1906, the British Geological Survey said.
The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake as having a magnitude of 4.2, according to the its website.
The Paris-based European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said tremors were felt as far as 300 kilometers (186 miles) from the epicenter.
The tremors briefly interrupted a Welsh soccer match 43 minutes into the game, according to a tweet from a football club's account.
The temblor in Wales came a day after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Mexico.
People from all over Swansea have been talking about the rumble that started at approximatley 3pm on Saturday. Swansea Market customers just stood still for a few seconds just looking at each other all asking did you hear that?