First aid courses could save East Lancashire children

ST John Ambulance said more than half of parents in the North West lack the necessary training to save their child in the event of a life-threatening accident.

The charity carried out a survey to highlight the issue and encourage East Lancashire residents to learn basic first aid skills in one of its three-hour courses in the new year.

The courses teach people how to deal with incidents such as choking, severe bleeding and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the charity is offering a 33 per cent discount on bookings made before the end of December. Graham Ellis, a North West manager for the charity, said: “Learning first aid is one of the single most important things you can do in your life.

“You never know when you may need it – at home, at work, in school, playing sport – you just don’t know.

“What better gift is there than the skills to save a life.”

Courses will run from January to March. For more information and to take advantage of the discount, call St John Ambulance on 0161 443 0106 and quote NWPR2014.


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