VINNIE Jones has provided the inspiration for a session to learn life-saving skills in Leominster.

The former footballer has been leading a CPR advertising campaign for the British Heart Foundation.

Many of Vinnie’s tips will be heard on the HeartStart course on May 22 when Sign-Rite hosts the event on the town's Enterprise Park.

In preparation for the course Tim Gluyas took on the role Vinnie plays in TV commercials while signmaker Shaun Baldwin played the casualty.

Cathie Wilson, Sign-Rite managing director, said: “Both Tim and Shaun are our trained first aiders, but I can't always rely on them being around.”

Those wishing to take part should call 0845 606 0654.