CPR skills demonstrations in Leicester City Centre
People in Leicester city centre will be
offered the chance to learn vital life saving
skills on Tuesday 20 August as part of a
partnership between St John Ambulance and Leicestershire NCS
(National Citizen Service).
Ten youngsters from NCS, supported by our first aid
trainers, will be giving free demonstrations in
vital first aid skills so that the public can learn how to
perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Demonstrations will be taking place near the clock tower in the
city centre throughout the day from 10am until 3pm on Tuesday 20
It comes after we recently delivered free first aid training to
500 young people between the ages of 14 and 21 as part of the
Leicestershire NCS summer programmes during August.
Young people and SJA partner to offer free demonstrations
The first aid module, offered free of charge to
NCS as part of a national partnership with us, teaches young people
the basics of first aid including the recovery position, bleeding
and shock. Over 50,000 young people in England are
expected to participate in the scheme in 2013 with first aid being
one of the models they can choose to learn.
The Leicester demonstration day has been organised after the
youngsters from the local NCS were so inspired by
their training with us that they wanted to ensure as many
people as possible have the opportunity to learn essential CPR
Rachael Clarke, NCS Manager for Leicestershire, said: ‘This
summer each team within Leicestershire NCS has picked a project
that will have a positive impact on their local
communities. The first two weeks of NCS develop the student’s
responsibility and independence and gets them thinking about the
part they play in society.
‘This project will have a fantastic impact with local people
learning vital skills to save lives. Good luck to the team and I’m
very proud of them for choosing a project that will make a
Carl Makins, Regional Training and Community Projects Manager,
said: ‘At St John Ambulance, we believe that every young person
should have the chance to learn vital life saving skills. We teach
people first aid – about 800,000 across the country in the last
year alone – so that they can be the difference between a life lost
and a life saved.
‘We are pleased that the youngsters wanted to offer
demonstrations to more people in the city centre too. Hopefully
this training in Leicestershire could make a big difference to the
chances of more lives being saved in the local area.’