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Claudia

Claudia

Name: Claudia Marshall
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Plymouth
Campaign: To encourage people to learn first aid

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.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Alastair Williams Ameena Elm-hamdi
Amelia Kennedy Beatriz Azevedo
Dylen Morris Emily Carter
Kerry Whittlesea Mira Bui
Rhianna Ward Saima Abdul Rahman

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance supports my Fixers project and helped me host my workshop in Plymouth by providing a volunteer to teach first aid skills.

 

The British Red Cross

The British Red Cross supported my campaign by providing information for my Fix.

 

Plymouth City Council

Fiona Sheaff from the Plymouth City Council works for the youth service and helped us to set up the workshop as part of a school holiday programme of events.

 

Oliver Colvile MP

Oliver came along to my first aid workshop to show his support for my Fix.

 

Alison Seabeck MP

Alison tweeted about my Fix in support of my campaign.

Tuesday 9th April

I hosted my first workshop to teach first aid in Plymouth which was well attended by young people. Also in attendance was local MP Oliver Colvile and the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Michael Wright.

 

Oliver Colvile: 

‘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:

 

Jack Wills:

'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.'

 

Sommer Wills:

'Today's first aid session was really useful as it showed me what to do in an emergency situation.'

 

Jade Bryan:

'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.'

 

As well as this, my story was also featured in the Plymouth Herald.

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