St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity are hosting a demonstration day in Mablethorpe in order for residents to learn about life saving first aid skills.
The St John Ambulance team will be doing demonstrations at Mablethorpe (Central Promenade along the north side of the Bucket and Spade café) on Saturday August 17 from 10am-4pm.
Carl Makins, Regional Training and Community Projects Manager for St John Ambulance, said: “We know how important first aid is and as the nation’s leading first aid charity we believe that no-one should suffer from the lack of a trained first aider.
“With basic first aid skills, anyone can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved for someone at home, at school, whilst playing sport or just out and about.”
The charity will be giving free demonstrations so that the public can learn how to save a life using easy to follow techniques including how to deal with someone who is choking, bleeding, someone who is unconscious, stopped breathing and someone having a heart attack.
Research carried out by St John Ambulance has shown that up to 140,000 people die every year in situations where first aid could have given them the chance to live.
These are part of a series of road shows to be held by St John Ambulance at venues across the East Midlands during the summer months in a bid to equip even more people with vital first aid skills, as well as providing information about first aid training courses in the local area.