On Saturday night, Nextdoor, and the much loved Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page set a new world record for the largest online CPR training class!
With an average of 3-5 people in each household tuning into the Heart of the Neighbourhood broadcast from around 8400 locations – there were approximately 25,000 viewers and we are still counting!
Greg was joined by fellow Original Wiggles Jeff Fatt and Anthony Field, and current Wiggle Simon Pryce, along with some other well-known Aussies, including Shane Lee, Richard Wilkins, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who called out the Australian sense of mateship and encouraged people to get educated in CPR training.
Earlier this year, Greg suffered a cardiac arrest during a Wiggles reunion concert for bushfire relief. This was the first time he’s put the yellow skivvy back on and was also the first time he’s performed “Hot Potato”, the song he was singing when his accident happened, since then. It was a true life-saving celebration!
Viewers tuned into the livestream from every corner of Australia, with comments pouring in to support Greg and the initiative. Some were saying they’ve never seen such an outpouring of positivity on social media!
And, there was finally some good news for Victoria, with the suburb of Rowville taking home the Grand Prize for the most residents registered for the class. Greg and his friends are now composing a custom song about Rowville and will deliver it to residents along with a special music video. In addition, Rowville neighbours get an AED for a community location and a neighbourhood celebration from Nextdoor.
We are excited to bring some joy to Rowville by delivering the song and prizes on Restart a Heart Day this October 16!
Tune in here if you missed the livestream and we will see you again next year!!
To read more from Greg about his experience, visit his guest blog here.
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