Caring first aiders show their support for YEP campaign

Volunteers from St John Ambulance pictured at the recent VW Festival at Harewood House, in Leeds.
Volunteers from St John Ambulance pictured at the recent VW Festival at Harewood House, in Leeds.
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They are the dedicated eyes and ears who are on the ground ready to spring into action to cope in an emergency.

First aiders from national charity St John Ambulance can often be spotted at events across Leeds including rugby matches, carnivals and fun runs.

The team were recently on hand armed with their first aid knowledge at the recent VW Festival at Harewood House.

They are throwing their support behind the Yorkshire Evening Post’s First Aid For All campaign which aims to teach lifesaving skills to 500 people in Leeds.

St John Ambulance event leader Jamie Shaw is urging more readers to sign up to learn the basic skills that could help them be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

He said: “Our volunteers can’t be everywhere all the time.

“Learning first aid is a very worthwhile thing to do as it gives you the skills to save someone’s life in an emergency situation.

“Everyone should have that skill.”

Stark figures show nearly one-third of parents in Leeds had a child involved in an accident needing first aid during the holidays.

But one-third of those lacked the skills to be able to help their children.

Now we are calling on even more readers to pledge their support and help us reach our next milestone of 400 first aiders in Leeds.

Nationally, fewer than one in 10 people have the skills to help save a life.


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 August 29, September 10, September 19, and September 26.

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