3,000 new lifesavers in Wales thanks to Save a Life September

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Thousands of people were taught lifesaving skills in September thanks to our Save a Life September campaign.

The campaign, which has been running for over seven years, gives people the opportunity to learn first aid for free in their local community.

Skills taught as part of the first aid awareness sessions included how to perform CPR, helping someone who’s choking, treating heavy bleeding, and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). The training also gives people the confidence to act quickly in an emergency.

This year, people had more opportunities than ever to learn lifesaving skills as training was also run virtually for the first time, complimenting our already established face-to-face first aid sessions.

Our volunteers delivered the sessions and trained over 3,000 people in total.

“Each year we run Save a Life September where our fantastic teams of St John people give people  basic first aid skills which we know can save lives.

While we faced some additional challenges this year, the safety of our students was paramount and so we’re delighted to have trained so many new lifesavers this year.

You never know when you’ll need to step in and help someone in an emergency and so being prepared is the best way you can ensure you can help give a casualty the best possible chance of surviving.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend and deliver our training sessions and for helping us move a step closer to achieving our vision of first aid for everyone; anytime, anywhere.”

St John Ambulance Cymru, Head of Training, Phil Morris

More information about our community and commercial training is available here.

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