The charity Evelyn’s Gift was formed in 2014 to do something positive in memory Evelyn Mary Smith, who passed away suddenly in September 2013, aged just seven.

The aims of the charity are two fold: to train as many people as possible in CPR and lifesaving skills, and to provide little acts of kindness to people in need.

CPR and life support training

In conjunction with Warwick District Community First Responders and Waterside Medical Centre in Leamington Spa, the charity has trained more than 2000 people in CPR through the ‘Warwickshire Hearts’ initiative. Our aim is to improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survival in Warwick District and we regularly offer free training to groups of people either on request at your own venue or in regular open events (usually in GP surgeries). You can book either of these through warwickfirstresponders.org.

Little acts of kindness

The idea behind the ‘little acts of kindness’ is to do thoughtful and kind things that can make a big difference to the people’s lives but often lack funding. The charity’s ‘little acts of kindness’ include work with Myton Hospices, St Michael’s Hospital and Otra Cosa Network, as local women’s refuges, night shelters and youth groups. We also produce packs of resources to support bereaved children through local primary schools.

Visit our Facebook page to find out about our most recent projects.