Janet’s lessons in lifesaving in milestone year

Kings High School pupils Alice Bower and Bradley Stockill are given lessons in lifesaving from St John Ambulance's Janet Wilson.
Kings High School pupils Alice Bower and Bradley Stockill are given lessons in lifesaving from St John Ambulance's Janet Wilson.
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Over the years she has helped hundreds of people to become lifesavers.

Janet Wilson from Leeds was given her first St John Ambulance first aid certificate 50 years ago yesterday.

And she marked the anniversary in fitting style by teaching 100 youngsters how to save a life.

Janet led the session at King’s High School, in Pontefract, and was presented with an award for her service with the first aid charity.

St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely said: “I’ve known Janet for many years and she’s a wonderful example of someone who has dedicated their life to helping others.

“She has lived and breathed first aid since the day she got her first aid certificate as a St John Ambulance cadet.

“Over the decades, Janet’s helped hundreds of people in communities across Yorkshire and beyond through volunteering as a first aider with us and other charities.

“As a professional trainer, she’s taught vital first aid skills to many people, including MP Ed Balls and the Yorkshire Evening Post journalists.

“It was very fitting that we could thank her today, as she taught more young people how to save lives.”

Wendy Trickett from Butterfly Effect Enterprise said the youngsters enjoyed the session.

She added: “The reaction from pupils has been fantastic and it is vital for them that they learn first aid.

“If everyone had first aid training then many more lives would be saved.”

The YEP has teamed up with St John Ambulance as part of our popular First Aid For All campaign.

We are aiming to teach basic lifesaving first aid skills to over 500 people.

LEARN TO SAVE A LIFE

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

We are offering a discounted £20 course for readers to learn basic first aid skills.

To book ring 01924 262 726, choose option four and quote discount code 20EFAAA.

The next course will be at the Shine Business Centre, Harehills Road, on November 28.

A further course will be at St John Ambulance, Gay Lane, Otley, on December 20.

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