Save a Life September first aid awareness month launches nationwide

Save a Life September

St John Ambulance's annual Save a Life September campaign is part of a drive to raise awareness of the importance of first aid. The charity's national first aid awareness month aims to equip people with basic first aid skills they could use to be the difference between life and death.

First aid demonstrations delivered nationwide

Throughout September, the charity will be giving hundreds of free first aid demonstrations in key areas, such as shopping centres and town squares, all across the country. The public will learn how to save a life using five easy to follow techniques and will receive a free pocket-sized first aid guide, to keep on them in case of an emergency.

'We believe that no one should die because they needed first aid and didn't get it,’ says Sue Killen, St John Ambulance CEO, ‘which is why we are running the Save a Life September campaign again.

‘By holding first aid demonstrations across the country, we want to reach as many people as possible, so that more people are equipped with the skills to save a life. Anyone who needs first aid should get it and armed with this knowledge we can all be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.'

St John Ambulance has revealed that up to 140,000 people die each year in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live.