Eagle-eyed volunteers care for festival fans

St John Ambulance first aiders at Live at Leeds Festival

St John Ambulance first aiders at Live at Leeds Festival

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They are the dedicated team who made sure thousands of revellers stayed safe while soaking up the sounds of hundreds of bands in Leeds.

These volunteers from St John Ambulance were the eyes and ears who made sure that music fans across the city centre partied safely at the Live at Leeds festival.

And this army of first aiders were on hand to keep an eagle-eye on hundreds of festivalgoers at Leeds University this weekend.

Volunteer Hannah Oldfield, 20, was one of those on hand to help music fans.

She said: “We are there to help.

“It is so important to learn first aid and in crowded places, such as concerts, people can get panic attacks so if you know how to help your friend you can be very calming to them.

“You can have a massive difference to people and in emergencies where you need CPR then you can keep that person alive until an ambulance gets there.

“Even the little things such as the recovery position can make a huge difference.”

The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with St John Ambulance as part of our campaign to teach basic first aid skills to 500 readers across the city.

Shocking statistics recently revealed by the YEP show that more than half of parents in Leeds lack the basic first aid skills to save their child’s life in an emergency.

LEARN TO BE A LIFESAVER

St John Ambulance are offering a three-hour course at a discounted rate of just £20 to Yorkshire Evening Post readers as part of our First Aid For All campaign.

The special courses help readers to treat someone who is choking, learn how to put someone in the recovery position and how to administer CPR for adults, children and babies.

To book your place, telephone 01924 262 72 and press option four and quote our special discount code 20EFAAA.

First aid courses will be held at Shine Business Centre, Harehills Road, in Leeds.

The next set of courses will be held on Friday May 16, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Wednesday, May 21, between 1pm and 4pm

Tuesday, June 3, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Thursday, June 12, between 1pm and 4pm.

Friday , June 27, between 10am and 1pm.

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