LocationNews & Media » First Aider in Every Street Campaign Wins AM’s Support
A total of 19 political leaders of Wales have signed a pledge supporting St John Wales’s mission to have a first aider in every street.
Leading the call to action were representatives from St John youth who gave the Assembly Member’s practical first aid demonstrations at the Senedd on Tuesday 29th January before asking them to sign the pledge. Ministers were also invited to view a new first aid video, supported by Legal & General which is aimed at providing parents with some life-saving first aid tips.
Up to 7,500 people in Wales die each year in situations where first aid could have helped save their lives - this is almost as many as die from cancer*. A recent survey revealed only 20% of the population of Wales would know basic first aid in an emergency.
Wales’s leading first aid charity St John Wales is committed to ensuring that as many people as possible have the opportunity to learn skills that could save a life.
Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths, AM gave her backing to the campaign and encouraged her colleagues to do the same.
Keith Dunn, Chief Executive for St John Wales, said: “Having Assembly Members pledge their support to our ‘first aider in every street campaign’ will go a long way to raising the awareness of the importance of having a simple knowledge of first aid. Learning these skills can be the difference between a life saved and a life lost.”
Countless people are alive today because of first aid training and the lifesaving skills St John Wales teach. To help further the charity’s lifesaving work, text ‘Life’ to 70099 to donate £2 and help St John Wales be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
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St John Cymru Wales has been awarded £3330 by the South Wales Police Youth Trust, an independent grant giving trust.
St John Cymru Wales, the leading first aid charity, has strengthened its PR and Marketing department, with the appointment of two experienced managers.
Volunteers from St John Wales, the country’s leading first aid charity, have demonstrated the work they do to delegates from around the world.
A Mum is urging parents to watch St John Cymru Wales’ BabySafe films - after first aid helped save her daughter’s life.
Bethan Hopkins, 49, from Felinfoel in Llanelli, is running the marathon in aid of St John Cymru Wales this weekend.
A group of young first aiders from across Wales have spent two weeks at a children’s centre in Smolensk in Russia, teaching vital life-saving skills to local people.
A Cardiff woman has thanked St John Cymru Wales first aid trainers after she helped to save her Dad’s life, just hours after learning what to do on a first aid course.
St John Cymru Wales, the country’s leading first aid charity, is urging people in Ammanford to give their spare time and help save lives.
An England rugby fan received the shock of his life before the Six Nations rugby final in Cardiff last weekend when he was given life saving treatment while suffering a cardiac arrest.
The First Responder Cyclists (FRCs) initiative – a partnership between St John Wales and the Welsh Ambulance Service – shocked the supporter twice with a defibrillator. The patient is now stable at the University of Wales Hospital.
In a joint initiative between the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS) and St John Wales, Community First Responders are piloting a scheme of First Responder Cyclists (FRCs) in the centre of Cardiff in an effort to deal with the influx of shoppers and party-goers who will flock to the city in the coming weeks.
St John Wales will be showcasing the achievements of young first aiders at its annual Youth Awards at the Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday December 2.