Aldous attends St John Ambulance Save a Life event

Waveney MP Peter Aldous this week attended a St John Ambulance’s event in Lowestoft with first aid demonstration on how to save a life.

St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, is running its annual Save a Life September campaign for the third year, as part of a drive to raise awareness of the importance of first aid.

Throughout September, the charity will be giving free first aid demonstrations at locations across the East of England and rest of the country. The public will learn how to save a life using five easy to follow techniques and will receive a free pocket-sized first aid guide to carry in case of emergency.

Over the past two years over 400 first aid demonstrations took place and 200,000 free first aid guides were distributed as part of the nationwide awareness raising month. This year the charity wants to reach even more people to equip them with vital first aid skills.

Residents in Suffolk can learn these vital skills at the following events:-

1 September – Ickworth House, near Bury St Edmunds - 11am to 4.30pm
7 September – Asda, Oaks Drive, Newmarket – 10am to 4.15pm
12 September – Stowmarket Market Place - 9.30am to 4.30pm
12 September – Beccles Library – 1.30pm to 3pm
14 September – Asda, Belvedere Road, Lowestoft – 9am to 4.30pm
21 and 22 September – Henham Steam Rally, near Southwold – 10am to 5.30pm on both days
28 September – Morrisons, George Westwood Way, Beccles – 9.30am to 4pm.

Research carried out by St John Ambulance before the campaign showed that up to 140,000 people* - more than the population of Ipswich - die every year in situations where first aid could have given them the chance to live.

Mr Aldous said:

“St Johns Ambulance are doing great work with their Save a Life September campaign, which raises awareness of first aid highlighting 5 easy to follow techniques of how to save a life. You never know when you might be called upon to provide first aid in a life threatening situation and thus it is so important to have an understanding of the skills needed. If you do then you really can make a difference.”

Paul Knighton, St John Ambulance’s Training and Community Projects Manager in the East of England, said:

‘Learning first aid is one of the single most important things you can do in your life. You never know when you may need it – at work, at home, in school, playing sport – you just don’t know. With basic first aid skills, anyone can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved and what could be more important than saving someone’s life?

‘By holding first aid demonstrations across the country, we want to reach as many people as possible, so that more people are equipped with the skills to save a life. Anyone who needs first aid should get it and armed with this knowledge we can all be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.’

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