First aid is important, and everyone should know some basic skills. But many young people are not first aid trained, usually because of the costs and time involved in completing a course.
I hope to change this and get young people learning first aid skills. With the help of St John’s Ambulance, I am hosting an event in Plymouth to encourage people to learn new skills.
Knowing some basic first aid skills can prove to be lifesaving. But I don’t just want to get young people first aid trained to save lives, I also want them to see that it is never too late to learn a new skill and that any skills could benefit them when they are looking for jobs.
‘I was delighted to see Claudia’s hard work at the Frederick Street Youth Centre yesterday. First Aid courses are vital for community safety, and I would like to applaud Claudia for the opportunity that she is giving to local people. I would also like to thank Fixers for enabling this kind of event to go ahead'.
Feedback from others in attendance was also positive:
'This was a really good first aid refresher, I now know more about first aid and would be interested in completing a formal first aid course in the future.'
'Today's first aid session was really useful as it showed me what to do in an emergency situation.'
'Today taught me what I could do when someone needs urgent medical help. I think I now know more about first aid and would be keen to complete a formally accredited course at some point.'