Free festive fun pack for children

first aid friends

St John Ambulance in Hampshire has launched a Christmas mini-comic for youngsters, packed with activities that entertain as well as educate about first aid.

The free First Aid Friends At Christmas download  contains colour-me-in images, picture puzzles, dot-to-dots and a Christmas wordsearch, as well as a 'spot the first aid kit' brainteaser.

The seasonal giveaway follows a 16-page full colour comic produced by Hampshire during the summer. Titled First Aid Friends, the comic features the adventures of children Tom and Ella, who put their first aid skills to to the test when their accident-prone cartoon friend Clifton the Clumsy manages to hurt himself in a variety of scenarios.

The original comic proved so successful in Hampshire that the idea has since been adopted by other St John Ambulance counties, including Oxfordshire, Devon and Suffolk.

‘My own children gave me the idea for the original and we have been thrilled by its success,' says Siobhan Hand of St John Ambulance in Hampshire, who put together both publications. 'It really is a fun way to introduce children and their families to first aid!’

For more information on First Aid Friends, contact public-relations@hampshire.sja.org.uk