MP learns first aid
Winchester MP Steve Brine joined the
city’s young members of St John Ambulance to learn about Badgers,
Cadets and life saving skills.
The first bandage applied to the newly-elected
MP was tied over his eyes as he gamely joined a blindfold taste
test with the youngsters aged from five upwards. This was
quickly followed by a game of hopscotch, then circle time.
Later Mr Brine met teenage Cadets who were
learning resuscitation skills.
I went to about 12 fetes over the summer and you were there. It makes me think that we are in safe hands – the constituency is in safe hands!
St John Ambulance is famous for providing
first aiders at public events and for teaching life saving
But it is also a leading youth group with 700
members under 18 in Hampshire. Boys and girls can become
Badgers at five and Cadets when they are 10.
Mr Brine, who learned his first aid in the
Scouts, said: ‘Thanks to you guys – I went to about 12 fetes over
the summer and you were there. It makes me think that we are
in safe hands – the constituency is in safe hands!’
St John Ambulance is running a campaign
calling on more people to learn first aid so they can ‘make the
difference between a life lost and a life saved’.
Mrs Morris said: ‘We were delighted to welcome
Steve to our Winchester branch and were really pleased to see his
interest in all that we do.
‘First aid is a key life skill that everyone
should have. It’s great that a local MP has taken the time to
visit us and learn about what we do.’