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Learn to save a life at free St John first aid demonstrations in Wiltshire
4:55pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
FIRST aid charity St John Ambulance will be teaching people in Wiltshire vital skills this month as part of its annual Save a Life September campaign.
It is the second year the charity has run the campaign. Last year, the scheme was hugely successful and more than 70,000 people received free first aid guides. This year, the charity aims to reach even more people to equip them with life-saving first aid skills.
During September, the charity will be giving free demonstrations at Highworth Festival in Highworth Market Square on Saturday September 15 from 9am to 3pm; at Waitrose in Salisbury on September 22 from 10am until 4pm; and at the Wiltshire Game and Country Fair at Bowood Park, Chippenham, on September 23 from 10am to 4pm.
People will be able to learn how to save a life using five easy to follow techniques and will receive a free pocket-sized first aid guide.
Research by St John Ambulance before the campaign showed that up to 150,000 people die every year in situations where first aid could have given them the chance to live. Robert Bruce, County Executive Officer for Wiltshire St John Ambulance, said: “Learning first aid is one of the single most important things you can do in your life. You never know when you may need it... and what could be more important than saving someone’s life.”
To find out more about events, visit www.sja.org.uk/sals or call 0844 880 2644.
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