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Network your way to first aid kit

St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely with fellow volunteers Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely with fellow volunteers Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Hundreds of Yorkshire Evening Post readers are already part of our special lifesaving army.

And now we are giving even more readers the chance to bag themselves some tips about how to help in an emergency.

Dozens of you have already took to Twitter to win a special first aid kit as part of our First Aid For All campaign.

We have teamed up with St John Ambulance to teach basic first aid skills to 500 readers to help them become the difference between a life lost, and a life saved.

Nearly 300 readers have already been put through their paces and now we are calling on even more to show their support and become a lifesaver.

And we are set to test your first aid knowledge with our next question on Twitter at lunchtime today.

The first 20 readers to successfully answer our question will bag themselves a free first aid kit.

Shocking figures revealed that over half of parents in the city lack the first aid skills to save their child’s life.

St John Ambulance volunteer Emma Wilson, who heads up a team of first aiders at Leeds University, said: “It’s so important to learn first aid because there are so many people who would not know what to do in an emergency.

“It can give people security that if they ever had to help then they would know exactly what to do.

“It is a lifesaving skill and it is also a skill for life.”

The YEP revealed that almost 54 per cent of parents in Leeds would not know what to do if their child’s life was in danger.

And nearly one-fifth of Leeds parents do not view learning irst aid as important.

St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely added: “The reaction to the YEP’s campaign has been really positive and I would encourage even more readers to sign up.

“They can be the difference between a life saved rather than a life lost.”

 

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