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First Aider in Every Street Campaign Wins AM’s Support

30th January 2013

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. 


See the full set here
 

  • Free first aid awareness training

  • 23rd July 2014
  • In partnership with local Welsh Assembly members, St John Wales is organising free 2 hour training sessions for members of the public to attend.

  • Supporters awarded for dedication

  • 19th June 2014
  • More than a hundred people will be honoured for their dedication to St John Wales.

  • Volunteer honoured by The Queen

  • 16th June 2014
  • A St John Wales volunteer has been awarded in The Queen's Birthday Honours list

  • Lavon is volunteer of the year

  • 13th June 2014
  • St John Wales volunteer Lavon has been named as the WCVA's Volunteer of the Year.

  • Royal opening for Barry Lifeguard Station

  • 11th June 2014
  • HRH The Duchess of Gloucester officially opens Barry Island Lifeguard Station

  • We welcome ‘good Samaritan bill’

  • 5th June 2014
  • We welcome the social action, responsibility and heroism bill, announced in the Queen’s speech yesterday, providing legal protection for good Samaritans.

  • Volunteer gets royal recognition

  • 2nd June 2014
  • A St John Wales volunteer who's given more than 50 years service will be honoured by the Queen.

  • New finance director appointed

  • 19th May 2014
  • New finance director to strengthen St John Wales' senior management team

  • St John invests in new ambulances

  • 2nd May 2014
  • St John Wales has invested £160,000 into three new ambulances.

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