Yours Community First Aid Champion Award
The First Aid Champion is awarded to an
individual or individuals who have excelled in promoting first aid
and educating others.
Natasha Jones - WINNER
Mum dedicated to teaching parents first aid following
daughter's health scare
Natasha’s daughter was 11 weeks old, and suddenly stopped
breathing in the middle of the day. Natasha's maternal instinct
kicked in and along with guidance from the call operator helped
Ava-Mai, until the ambulance arrived. Natasha remained calm and
composed and saved Ava’s life. She has since turned a negative
experience into a positive, by devising, organising and recruiting
for the courses she now runs.
Natasha runs babyresuscitation.co.uk, a not for
profit community project offering resuscitation training to
parents, grandparents and carers of children and babies. Her
efforts have directly contributed to saving lives, and over 900
people have attended the courses.
Caroline and David Holland
Parents inspired by tragic incident on mission to
promote first aid
Following the tragic incident of their daughter, Abbi Holland,
having to have open heart surgery due to a simple cut to the knee,
Caroline and David have been campaigning to raise awareness of
basic first aid to make sure no child, or adult, ends up having to
go through what Abbi has been through.
Abbi fell over in the school playground and scraped her knee.
Her graze wasn’t cleaned properly and later that night Abbi became
severely unwell, her temperature soared to 43C and she was rushed
to hospital where she spent the next four months, due to a serious
heart condition caused from an infection.
St Damian’s College
School goes the extra mile in local
St Damian's College, a secondary school in Greater Manchester,
is not only dedicated to providing first aid training for both
employees and pupils, but also to providing first aid support
within their community, ultimately making the community safer.
Their commitment to first aid has ensured that they have been able
to assist pupils, staff and members of the public in a number of
ways, including attending road traffic accidents outside the
Defibrillators For All
Local charity passionate about life saving
For All, a registered charity, has installed 35 public access
defibrillators in Whittlesey. The charity has delivered awareness
training sessions including all schools in the town and is now
running a screening programme to detect young people at risk of
sudden cardiac arrest. The founder Deborah Slator has been involved
in many aspects of first aid and is passionate about increasing the
number of public access defibrillators to ensure they are close by
and can make a difference.
Oxfordshire's Ambulance Commander on first aid
As Oxfordshire’s ambulance commander Dick Tracey knows a thing
or two about first aid. He began his own campaign to treble the
number of public defibrillators across the county. It was, and
still is, a huge success and thanks to Mr Tracey’s passion and
unfaltering commitment hundreds of the life-saving devices have
been installed in communities – outside village halls, pubs, even
phone boxes. As part of his efforts Mr Tracey teaches first aid, on
a voluntary basis to hundreds of people, and has successfully
reached out to businesses – going into firms to show employees how
to save lives.