The venue for a world record set in 2016 has been used to celebrate a landmark figure for CSALS, a charity dedicated to promoting the need for more people with first aid skills.

Seven years ago, CSALS organised a first aid lesson on the pitch at Chesterfield FC’s stadium which saw 1,795 people taking part, setting a Guinness World Record.

In 2018, a free Prepared to Save a Life online course was launched at Westminster, in partnership with Virtual College. 

Those who take the course, which takes around an hour to complete, are provided with the knowledge to save a life. 

To mark the fact that the number of people completing the course has passed the 10,000-mark, guests gathered at Chesterfield’s SMH Group Stadium for a celebration event.

Trustees and representative of CSALS were joined by the Mayoress of Chesterfield and a host of other guests including former England footballer Tony Currie and veteran entertainer Bernie Clifton.

Dr Cheryle Berry MBE, chair of CSALS, said: “We were delighted to have reached five figures and it was fitting to mark the occasion at the home of the Spireites, having set the world record there. 

“It is wonderful to think that we could fill the stadium with the number of people who have completed the Prepared to Save a Life course.”

Debra Johnson, CSALS’ community facilitator, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who attended the event, together with all the companies who support our activities, including Motan Colortronic and Technique Learning Solutions.”

Mayoress of Chesterfield, Councillor Suzie Perkins, added: “I was delighted to attend the event, where I took the opportunity to find out more about the tremendous work being done by CSALS.

“Learning how to administer first aid is vitally important and I would urge people to do the online course.

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved with the charity for reaching the landmark and wish them every success in the future!”