St John Ambulance recruitment event to be held in Sudbury
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Volunteers from the Sudbury unit of St John Ambulance will be running a recruitment event in the town this weekend in the hope of growing the number of adult first aiders.
Members of the public are being invited to drop by Market Hill on Saturday, April7, to talk to volunteers about their work as first aiders for the charity.
There will also be opportunities throughout the day to learn cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to treat someone who is choking.
These free demonstrations will run between 9am and 3.30pm.
The volunteer unit in Sudbury is hoping to grow its number of adult first aiders delivering life saving treatments at events and in the community.
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The unit already has a thriving cadet group but has vacancies for enthusiastic local adults to join the team and learn first aid.
No prior first aid experience is required as all necessary training will be given at a weekly meeting.
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Volunteers are asked to give a minimum of 60 hours per year working with the charity and those starting without any first aid experience can expect to reach a good level of proficiency after around three months.
Gary Drury, advanced first aider, said: ‘Volunteering for St John Ambulance is an excellent and highly fulfilling thing to do.
“By volunteering you will be joining a group of motivated and charitable individuals whose focus is on being there to help others when they need first aid.
“The training is invaluable and there are also opportunities to learn a number of other skills and, in time, develop one’s abilities and role within the charity.
“We’re looking forward to seeing many local people on Saturday, teaching them some essential first aid skills and, hopefully, enrolling a few of them as future life savers.”