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Posted On: 12th Apr 2013

First Aid Event a Success

Claudia with MP Oliver Colvile
A member of St John Ambulance demonstrates
The group at the event

A 17-year-old Fixer from Plymouth, determined the show the importance of basic first aid skills, attracted wide support from young people and important local leaders at her first workshop.


With assistance from St. John Ambulance, Claudia Marshall’s workshop at Frederick Street Youth Centre in Plymouth taught local people the basics of first aid and how important these skills could be in life.


Among those in attendance were over 10 local young people, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Oliver Colvile, and Councillor Mike Wright, Lord Mayor of Plymouth.


Claudia believes many young people do not consider the potentially life-saving benefits of first aid training, often being deterred from the training courses due to time and money constraints.


That's why she has decided to take the first aid sessions to young people. She explains: ‘Not enough is done to ensure that young people have access to this potentially life-saving training.


‘First-aid training is simple, useful, and it looks great on your CV if you possess the skills. The workshop was fantastic, and I cannot wait to host further workshops in the future.’


According to St. John Ambulance, 140,000 people die each year in situations where basic first aid training could have saved them.


Oliver Colvile MP, who attended the session, said: ‘I was delighted to see Claudia’s hard work. These courses are vital for community safety, and I would like to applaud Claudia for the opportunity that she is giving to local people.’

Author: Ashley Scrace


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