British Red Cross gives lessons in life saving

Photo: SM210212-027ow'First aid training session at the Red Cross Centre, Stamford. From left, Red Cross first aid trainer Gina Mullen, Cherie Diovisalvi, Sandra Dring and Val Young.
Photo: SM210212-027ow'First aid training session at the Red Cross Centre, Stamford. From left, Red Cross first aid trainer Gina Mullen, Cherie Diovisalvi, Sandra Dring and Val Young.
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VOLUNTEERS have been given a lesson in how to save a life.

British Red Cross trainers held a first aid sessions at the Red Cross Centre in Maiden Lane, Stamford, on Tuesday as part of a national campaign called Everyday First Aid.

The campaign aims to make first aid easy to learn, easy to do, and more importantly, easy to remember.

Fourteen participants took up the chance to be trained.

Community first aid service team manager Chris Morris said: “This was one of the first courses run in the Stamford area and it proved very popular.

“People were taught about how to use compression techniques rather than mouth to mouth.

“The feedback from participants was very postive with everyone enjoying and learning from the lesson.”

For more information about first aid, call Chris on 07912080919, or visit www.redcross.org.uk

A similar session is being run by Deeping Red Cross at Deeping Community Centre on Tuesday, March 27 from 2pm to 4pm.

The charity has decided to waive the usual £8 fee.

For more information contact Liz Waterland on 01778 343722 or e-mail liz.waterland@tiscali.co.uk