Rugby stars to help save lives

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Bank of Ireland swap logo at rugby matches to raise funds.

Bank of Ireland ditched its logo for that of the Irish Heart Foundation on Leinster team jerseys for its PRO14 semi-final against Munster at the RDS on Saturday, May 19th.  The Irish Heart Foundation logo was also emblazoned on the Munster team’s jerseys for the European Rugby Champions Cup game against Toulon on 31st March.

“The logo swap with the Irish Heart Foundation aims to raise awareness of the CPR 4 Schools programme

Mr Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive Retail Ireland

Launched six months ago, the Irish Heart Foundation in association with Bank of Ireland offers CPR training for teachers and students and aims to have more than 300,000 school children trained in lifesaving skills by the end of this year.

It costs just €4 to train one student to save a live with CPR and spectators at both games are encouraged to donate €4 by text.

Every €4 will be matched by Bank of Ireland up to €80,000 – the price of training an extra 20,000 students.

The Irish Heart Foundation’s expert CPR 4 Schools team deliver training via education centres to teachers who are then provided with an online programme which can be taught effectively in the classroom. In addition, Irish Heart provides schools with free kits worth €600 which consist of training manikins.

The CPR 4 Schools programme consists of the following:

Please note that schools must commit to conducting ongoing training to retain their manikin pack and two teachers from each school must attend the 2-hour workshop.

For more information – please contact or can call schools via the main line.

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