Leeds MP inspired by YEP’s first aid campaign

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THE Shadow Chancellor has thrown his political support behind the Yorkshire Evening Post’s first aid campaign.

Morley and Outwood MP Ed Balls hosted one of the YEP’s special First Aid For All courses at the Labour party’s offices in the town yesterday.

The MP, who took part in one of our courses last year, was so impressed with the campaign that he held a course in his offices for readers.

They were given the chance to learn basic first aid skills to help them be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

The Morley and Outwood MP said: “I completed one of the early courses run by St John Ambulance in partnership with the Yorkshire Evening Post back in November.

“It’s a great campaign aiming to get 500 more locally trained first aiders.

“It is great to hear that thanks to dozens of courses like the one I hosted in Morley, they’re already over half way to achieving their target.”

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

Our First Aid For All campaign aims to teach basic first aid skills to 500 readers across the city.

We are already more than half-way to smashing our target and the MP is calling on even more readers to show their support for the campaign.

He added: “We all see St John Ambulance first aiders at local fetes and sporting events but it’s important to take the time to learn the basics ourselves.

“After completing my course I offered to host a course in Morley to give local people the chance to take part without having to travel into Leeds.

“It was great to see so many people had signed up to learn some basic first aid from St John Ambulance.”

St John Ambulance are offering a special discounted three-hour course to readers to help teach basic first aid skills.

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