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Save a Life September 2014 has been the biggest and best yet

 Lady Godiva practices CPR

This Save a Life September has seen almost 300 events take place nationwide, with thousands of members of the public coming along and picking up vital first aid tips.

First aid demonstrations across the nation

Throughout last month, our committed volunteers have given free first aid demonstrations in central areas within communities across the country. These have ranged from shopping centres to schools, holiday camps to housing associations – there was even a custard factory in the mix.

Thousands of people came along to our demonstrations and we’d like to thank each and every one of them. We’d also like to thank some special guests who helped draw attention to our events - from the Town Crier in Shrewsbury to Lady Godiva in Coventry – highlighting the fact that anyone can learn the basic skills needed to save a life.

Over the month we’ve given away around 150,000 free first aid guides so that, in an emergency, more people than ever can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Learn first aid

First aid is a vital skill and, in just a few minutes, anyone can learn how to stop a friend choking or how to keep a loved one alive until an ambulance arrives.

Learning to save lives isn't just for September though. Whether you made it to an event or not - we have lots of great first aid advice, videos and an interactive game to help you learn or brush up your skills so that you too could save a life.

To support our life saving work, find out ways to donate here.