A Leeds children’s centre has thrown its support behind the Yorkshire Evening Post’s mission to recruit an army of lifesavers across the city.
Staff from Temple Newsam and Colton Children’s Centre are brushing up on their personal first aid skills by joining our special First Aid For All campaign.
Administrative staff are just some of those putting safety first and boosting their knowledge about basic first aid.
Manager Sara Jackson said: “It is really useful to have a knowledge of first aid because you can be the one to help a person who has an accident.
“You just never know when you might need to use it and it is really easy to learn.”
The YEP has teamed up with St John Ambulance to teach basic first aid to 500 people in Leeds.
And businesses are being urged to show their support and join our special roll of honour.
St John Ambulance regional manager training and community projects, David Nicklen, said: “We’re delighted to see Leeds businesses responding like this to the campaign and urge more to follow suit.
“This is not about fulfilling workplace health and safety requirements – we’re simply asking organisations to spur colleagues on to learn first aid.
“A life-threatening incident could happen at work, in the home or on the street – first aid is an essential life-saving skill wherever you are.”
JOIN OUR LIFESAVING ARMY
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 262 726 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 throughout May and June.
The next YEP first aid sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 3, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
Thursday, June 12, between 1pm and 4pm.
Friday , June 27, between 10am and 1pm.