First aiders urge more readers to back YEP campaign

St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely with fellow volunteers. JG100246d. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe
St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely with fellow volunteers. JG100246d. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe
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We’re over half way there - that’s the message as the Yorkshire Evening Post’s First Aid For All campaign continues to go from strength to strength.

More than 250 readers have already signed up to join our lifesaving army and learn basic first aid.

The YEP has teamed up with St John Ambulance to teach 500 readers how to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

And first aiders from the charity are urging even more readers to learn basic first aid skills.

St John Ambulance district manager Andrew Feely praised the hundreds of readers who have already taken part in one of the YEP’s special courses.

He said: “The reaction to the YEP’s campaign has been really positive and we are more than half way to reaching our target.

“We are really pleased with what has happened so far and we are looking forward to taking it that one step further.

“These people who have already taken a course will be the difference between a life saved rather than a life lost.

“I would encourage everyone to get involved and learn first aid.”

The YEP’s campaign has gained support from across the city from high-profile figures.

And Leeds’s arena even showed its true colours by going green to support the initiative.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who recently took part in one of our sessions, will host a special course in Morley on Friday afternoon.

The YEP revealed more than half of parents in Leeds lack the basic first aid skills to help their children.

Nearly one-fifth of Leeds parents do not view learning first aid as important.


* St John Ambulance are offering a three-hour course at a discounted rate of just £20.

* To book your place, telephone 01924 262 726 and press option four and quote discount code 20EFAAA.

* First Aid courses will be held at Shine Business Centre, Harehills Road, on Friday May 2, from 10am.

* Friday May 16, from 9.30am.

* Wednesday, May 21, at 1pm

* Tuesday, June 3, at 9.30am

* Thursday, June 12, at 1pm.

* Friday , June 27, at 10am.

* Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls will host a course on Friday, April 4, at Unity Hall on Commercial Street, in Morley, between 1pm and 4pm.

* There will also be a course at Leeds Church Institute on April 24 at 9.30am.

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