National first aid campaign aiming to train over 6,500 new lifesavers

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Following the unprecedented success of last year’s campaign, we're hoping to train more people than ever in lifesaving first aid during September as part of ‘Save a Life September’.

Our annual campaign, which launches today (Sunday 1st September), aims to train an extra 6,500 potential lifesavers across Wales, increasing from 5,000 in 2018.

Each September we offer free, 2-hour training sessions across Wales; teaching people simple techniques which could one day help to save someone’s life.

Sessions give people the knowledge and confidence to deal with an emergency situation and cover the following scenarios:

  • how to perform CPR
  • what to do if someone is choking
  • how to treat severe bleeding
  • how to put someone in the recovery position

“As Wales’ leading first aid charity we believe first aid should be available for everyone whenever and wherever they need it.

First aid can provide people with a vial lifeline in an emergency situation and if more people knew how to give first aid, more lives could be saved,”

St John Cymru Acting Chief Executive Officer, Helen Smith

Just one in five people know what to do in an emergency* and over two thirds of people in Wales lack the confidence to help someone experiencing a cardiac arrest.**

We're appealing for people to help change this by joining us at one of our local first aid awareness sessions and becoming a potential lifesaver.

You can register your free place and see our available courses here or you can book by calling 0345 678 5646.



Published September 1st 2019

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