YEP readers are being taught basic first aid that could save lives. Laura Bowyer reports.
Yorkshire Evening Post readers are learning skills that can be the difference between life and death.
The YEP has teamed up with St John Ambulance to launch a campaign to teach 500 readers basic lifesaving skills.
The popular three-hour courses, which started last week, teach readers basic first aid that can often be the difference between life and death.
The leader of Leeds City Council has praised the YEP’s First Aid For All campaign and is urging more readers to sign up and learn first aid.
Councillor Keith Wakefield said: “It’s very encouraging to hear that so many people have already signed up to take part in these first aid courses.
“Having more residents in Leeds who know exactly what to do in the event of an emergency will help make our city a safer place to live for everyone.
“These courses equip those who take part with important, basic skills that could be the difference between life and death. I hope even more people take the chance to sign up.”
Shocking figures revealed that over half of parents in the city lack the first aid skills to save their child’s life.
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 first aid as important.
Simon Dunn, St John Ambulance regional director for the North East, praised the campaign and added: “YEP readers can help to save a life by taking some very simple steps.”
LEARN TO BE A LIFESAVER
The YEP and St John Ambulance are offering a discounted three-hour course that covers emergency life support procedures for adults, children and infants.
A series of courses has been organised for Yorkshire Evening Post readers in Leeds at a discounted rate of only £20.
To book a place on this course please ring 01924 262 726 and press option four and quote the discount code 20EFAAA. Please mention the voucher below and take it with you to your course.
Courses are suitable for children aged 12 and over. If youngsters are under 16 they must attend with an adult.