YEP Says, May 27: Sign up for our first aid course and make Leeds a safer place

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Help us to reach our target of finding 500 potential lifesavers.

First aid has been proven to be the difference between life and death. Learning basic techniques will help anyone know what to do in an emergency.

It’s why the YEP teamed up with St John Ambulance to launch our First Aid for All campaign. The aim is to recruit an army of lifesavers across the city.

We’re looking to train up 500 people so that they are able to respond to a life-threatening incident – whether it be at work, in the home or on the street.

We’re pleased to say the response so far has been magnificent. Over 300 people have signed up to take advantage of a special discounted course.

Now we’re looking for others to follow in the footsteps and help us pass that target of 500 people who would know what to do if the worst happened.

The campaign was launched because studies showed that over half of parents in the city lack the first aid skills to save their child’s life. Nationally, fewer than one in 10 people have the skills to help save a life.

But knowing what action needs to be taken to control an emergency can mean the difference between life and death.

And because emergencies can happen anywhere, knowing the basics is a good skill for anyone, whether they be parents, teachers, or just someone who wants to be able to make a difference.

So get on board today and help make Leeds a safer place – for your family, friends and everyone else.

Tour treat for city’s unsung heroes

THOSE who sign up for first aid courses have the potential to be heroes – and there are plenty of those in this city.

Often, however, those who go the extra mile to help others are not given the recognition they deserve.

So the YEP has teamed up with Leeds City Council to offer these community champions a very special reward for all their efforts.

We have 30 pairs of tickets to give away for the start line of the Tour de France when it gets under way in Leeds on Saturday, July 5.

Now we just need you to tell us who deserves this extra special thank you for all their hard work.

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