Former St Johns Ambulance schools’ trainer Gilly Boote from Devizes has set up Trust First Aid, offering training for children and young people via schools, Scout and Brownie groups and youth clubs.
Commenting on the importance of learning first aid Gilly said: “It’s such an important life skill, giving children the confidence to be effective in an emergency situation, but also fostering communication, care, compassion and team working.”
Gilly started Trust First Aid in September and made an impression on Freshbrook Brownie pack, where she helped the girls work through their first aid badge.
Describing the session, Gilly said: “We were there for three hours on Saturday morning and covered practical aspects, including bleeding, shock, bone injury, burns and scolds, dialling 999 and CPR.
“There is a lot of variety in the programme. The girls had a lot of fun and the parents said it was very worthwhile.”
To book training contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07974 937372.
Pictured: Gilly with 2nd Freshbrook Brownies
First aid day in North Swindon
There are places available on the next North Swindon Locality 100 first aid course on Monday 20 January.
It takes place at The Underground youth centre, next to the library at North Swindon District Centre, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
The initiative, funded by Swindon Council’s Public Health team, aims to train one hundred residents in basic first aid skills.
To book a place on 20 January or a later event, contact locality facilitator Kati Wood on 01793 466236 or mail: email@example.com or Helena Robinson, Locality Lead on 01793 466210 or 07919 111511.