A SIX-year old will be attempting to perform life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation for as long as he possibly can during a charity CPR-a-thon in Skipton on Saturday, February 17.

Brody Braisby, supported by his younger brother, Toby, is taking on the challenge to to raise money for Airedale Hospital’s Emergency Department, and has already raised more than £130 on his JustGiving page. Brody said: “I would love to help raise some money for the hospital!”

His mum, Tracy Braisby a medical secretary at Airedale Hospital, said: “Brody is really looking forward to brushing up on his CPR skills. CPR is extremely hard and tiring, so it’s all about whatever he can learn and achieve from the experience."

Organised by the Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, the event is set to last 12 hours from 8am to 8pm. Anyone is invited to go along to raise money for the charity, while at the same time learning life-saving skills from the hospital's emergency services team.

Laura Hepworth, community fundraiser for the charity said: “We’re so excited to welcome Brody to our event and to see how long he can do CPR. It’s such a big challenge for him to take on, and we’re so grateful that he has chosen to do it to fundraise for our charity.”

Donate to Brody’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/page/brody-braisby-1703933246087.

To learn more about Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, visit its website at www.airedalecharity.org or email: anhsft.charity@nhs.net or by telephone at 01535 294870.