FACT: According to the British Heart Foundation, one person in the UK dies every 3 minutes from a heart attack. Could you spot the signs? Would you know how to help them?
FACT: Choking is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 3. If a child in your care was choking, would you know the steps to save their life?
FACT: The UK has one of the highest incidences of allergy in the world with a sharp increase in hospital admissions caused by anaphylaxis over the past 6 years with the highest incidence rate in the 0-4 age group. Have you got the skills reduce the risk of fatalities?
FACT: Using an defibrillator in the first 3-5 minutes following collapse brings up the chance of survival for an adult from 2-8% to 50-70%. Which percentage bracket would you want you loved one to be in? Could you confidently use a defibrillator to give them the best chance of survival?
FACT: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that the knife crime figures for 2019 were ‘the highest on record’ with a 71% increase in knife crime since 2014. Faced with a major bleed, could you save a life?
Herons Health and Social Care Training (Est. 2017) is a small business based in Kent with a mission to teach as many adults and young people across England vital emergency first aid skills to keep people safer and raise the chances of survival in their local communities. We are a Qualsafe registered training centre and also a member of AoHT.
For every £500 raised, we can deliver 4 Emergency First Aid training sessions with spaces for up to 48 people in day per trainer. This money will pay for a suitable, safe venue that allows for social distancing, day rate payment for a suitably qualified and insured trainer, DBS checks for all involved, uniform/ID badges, PPE and First Aid consumables and assistance with the costs marketing materials, administration and advertising to reach as many people as we can.
If we can reach our target of £5000, that would allow us to teach life saving skills to nearly 500 people!
To keep the mission moving, we are asking those who can to give what they can afford towards the cost of their training space with a Pay It Forward option to pay for a space for someone who couldn't. Finance should not be a barrier to learning the basic skills and knowledge required to save a life. To make our donations reach further, we also aim where possible, to hire venues for our training that have been financially hard hit by the COVID pandemic such as but not limited to, Theatre & Arts venues and hospitality settings with function rooms.
We hope this mission will inform and educate whilst also promoting cross generation collaboration, promoting good citizenship values, an opportunity to meet with new people thus reducing social isolation and raising community spirit at a time when we need it most. We will provide training in an inclusive way for anyone who wants to learn. We will also issue certificates of attendance at the end of the session that can be used on CV's to help gain employment.
Thank you so much in advance for you support!
Available at: https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/news-from-the-bhf/contact-the-press-office/facts-and-figures
Available at: https://www.rospa.com/resources/hubs/keeping-kids-safe/choking
Resus Council (2020)
Available at: https://www.resus.org.uk/print/pdf/node/540
Anaphylaxis Campaign (2019)
Available at: https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/information-training/facts-and-figures/
Ben Kinsella Trust (2021)
Available at: https://benkinsella.org.uk/knife-crime-statistics/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI17iz0O2X8QIVGdnVCh2klQTQEAAYASABEgJL4PD_BwE