St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, is holding first aid lessons in partnership with Golden Square Shopping Centre, completely free of charge.
The course is taking place each Thursday over the coming six weeks school holidays, and trainers from the charity will teach a different aspect of first aid, so that those in attendance gain well-rounded knowledge and skills.
The first aid lessons are open to anyone over the age of 18 and those who attend all six of the sessions will receive a basic first aid certificate on completion.
Even those with younger children can get involved as Peer Educators will be delivering first aid to young people aged 6 years and above, while the charity’s popular furry mascot, Bertie Badger, will be on hand for children under 5 to demonstrate some simple skills.
Anna Batt, Marketing Manager for Golden Square, said: “First aid basics are a good skill to have for anyone. It has been proved to save lives and is also a respected qualification to have in the workplace. We’re very proud to be working with St John Ambulance and of being part of a campaign that will help to promote the importance of first aid.”
Graham Ellis, Regional Training and Community Projects Manager for St John Ambulance, commented: “We’re very glad that Golden Square Shopping Centre is volunteering their space to host our free first aid course. We hope that people in the local area will realise the importance of first aid and we encourage attendees to bring their children down too, to enjoy the session and pick up some tips and techniques.”
St John Ambulance teaches approximately 800,000 people a year vital first aid, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
To book a free place on one or more of the first aid sessions, contact the customer services desk at the Golden Square Shopping Centre on 01925 631 387.