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Learn to save a life in Kent this year

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance has announced its programme of community first aid training in Kent for the second part of this year to encourage more people to learn the skills needed to save a life.

The Essential First Aid for All Ages courses will be held at the charity’s training centres in Maidstone, Ashford, Dartford and Northfleet.

The course, which is aimed at anyone over the age of 12, focuses on a range of emergency situations involving infants and children, as well as those involving adults. These include choking, bleeding and stopping breathing.

South East Regional Schools and Community Training Coordinator Marita Edwards said: ‘No-one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it but sadly too many lives are lost every year in situations where first aid could have given people a chance to live. Only 5% of people have had first aid training, 41% say it would take something as severe as the death of a loved one to learn and 1 in 5 parents don’t think it’s important to know first aid. These are shocking statistics and we’d like to change this with our programme in Kent.

‘At a St John Ambulance training course you’ll learn to be the difference between life and death. You never know when you might need first aid, it could be at home, at work, on holiday or just out and about. It can all happen in a second.’

The courses last for three hours and cost £30 (including VAT).

They will be held at:

Maidestone

Dunk Memorial Hall
41 Church Street
Maidstone
ME14 1EL

On 4 October, from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Ashford

Furley Hall
Maidstone Road
Ashford
TN24 8TX

On 5 July, 6 December; from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Dartford

Princes Road
Dartford
DA1 1LA

On 24 September, from 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Northfleet HQ

Hall Road
Northfleet
Gravesend
DA11 8AJ

On 6 September, 22 October; from 9.30am – 12.30pm 


Contact Details

For more information on courses, dates, prices and to book a place telephone 03030030101 (option 1 followed by option 2)

email: south-east-training@sja.org.uk

or visit www.sja.org.uk and book online (look for the link - courses for the general public).