Sky 1’s the limit for Resusci Anne and friends

Clive James and Dr Christian

Sky 1’s daytime show, Angela and Friends, had a special guest appearance this week from Resusci Anne, helping demonstrate how knowing first aid can save a life.

TV celebrities learn CPR

The weekday programme, presented by the actress Angela Griffin with the help of celebrity co-presenters, was raising awareness for National Heart Month. As part of the slot they asked St John Ambulance to help with a CPR demonstration. TV medic Dr Christian Jesson and co-presenter Amanda Lamb went through the procedure step by step to show how easy it was to learn.

TV shows such as Angela and Friends are a really effective way to get across the message that learning this simple life saving skill can make a difference.

Clive James
Training Development Manager

Among Angela’s friends was DJ Sara Cox who commented that she had done a first aid course because she has children and wanted to make sure she knew what to do if an accident should happen.

Sara said: ‘I was told if you’re somewhere busy, like a shopping centre, people might come up to you and tell you to do it differently and intervene – just ignore them and keep doing it.’

Accompanying Resusci Anne was our first aid expert Clive James who was there to give life saving tips to the presenters during rehearsals, and it proved to be an excellent way to show how first aid is such an important life skill.

Clive James, Training Development Manager, said: ‘TV shows such as Angela and Friends are a really effective way to get across the message that learning this simple life saving skill can make a difference, especially as you never know when you might need it. However there is no substitute for formal training and we urge everyone to book themselves onto a course today.'