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Share your first aid stories to support YEP campaign

St John Ambulance cadets in Leeds

St John Ambulance cadets in Leeds

Have you helped to save a life or relied on your first aid skills to help a loved one?

The Yorkshire Evening Post is today appealing for readers to share their first aid stories to encourage even more people to join our special army of lifesavers.

More than 350 people in Leeds have already been given the vital skills to help be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

And now we are calling on readers to share their first aid experiences to demonstrate the importance of knowing how to help their loved ones, friends, or even complete strangers in emergencies.

The YEP has teamed up with first aid charity St John Ambulance as part of our First Aid For All campaign to teach basic lifesaving first aid skills to 500 readers in Leeds.

And we are set to giveaway free first aid kits and a place on our special first aid courses to those who share their experiences.

St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely said: “Hundreds of people have already been given the skills to help them be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

“The campaign has had – and continues to have – a deep impact on our work in Leeds to raise awareness of the vital need to learn first aid.

“The newspaper’s stories and photographs of those involved in incredible life saving incidents have really made people sit up and think.

“And that is why it is so important for other people to find out first hand by sharing your experiences about the difference first aid can make.

“Real life stories are key and this is why we are calling on the city’s unsung heroes to share their experiences.”

Today we are calling on readers to share their stories about how they have used first aid skills in real-life emergencies.

The most inspiring could win a free place on one of our special first aid courses.

We are also set to give away free first aid kits to 10 readers who also share their first aid experiences.

The YEP revealed that more than half of the city’s parents would not know how to help their own children in an emergency.

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

Email your first aid stories to laura.bowyer@ypn.co.uk or post them to Yorkshire Evening Post, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE by no later than Wednesday, July 30.

Please include your name and contact details in your submission.

LEARN TO BE A LIFESAVER

The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with St John Ambulance to train an army of lifesavers in Leeds.

We are offering a special discounted £20 course for readers to learn basic first aid skills as part of our First Aid For All campaign.

To book your place on one of our special courses , telephone 01924 262 726 and press option four and quote discount code 20EFAAA.

Courses will be held at the Shine Business Centre, Harehills Road, on July 17, July 29, August 6, August 18, August 29, September 10, September 19, and September 26.

 

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