Millie's Trust love to train children, the children of our future, in life saving skills. We want to enable children to gain lifesaving skills that are long lasting and that they will remember until they are old. Children don't often get chance to learn these skills in school as it is not part of the National Curriculum (we hope one day it will be) and schools don't tend to have the budget to bring this in as an extra activity.
Millie's Trust have done similar smaller projects in Stockport and Macclesfield that have been hugely successful but the funding has been limited to these areas and this time we want to open up the opportunity for any school in the North West of England to be in with a chance of training with us and giving children the confidence to administer first aid if they need to as they grow up and gain more independence.
Raising this money will enable us to train around 40 days in schools (avg around 55 children per day) - that's over 2000 children within this project, 2000 more confident lifesavers on our streets to help us if we need it.
Each child will learn basic first aid skills which will include;
How to make a 999 call, DR ABC, CPR & AED use, Choking Treatment, Recovery Position
It is so important for children to learn this basic life saving skills at an early age as they may need to one day help someone when they least expect it and we want to equip them with the confidence to use these skills and help to save a life if needed.
The Lancet estimates more than 100,000 lives could be saved if more lay people learned cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – beginning with school children. In countries where CPR education is mandatory in schools, lay resuscitation is done in 60–75% of cases, compared to 20-40% elsewhere.
Millie's Trust teach with as much practical hands on experience as possible within the courses with the children, as we believe that this is the most effective way to teach and allows the children to learn it in a manner that will allow them to always remember it.
Courses would be made available for children in years 5 and above up to secondary leaving age.
We would love for you to support Millie's Trust project and allow us to teach your children in memory of Millie Thompson who sadly passed away in a choking incident at just 9 months old, we want Millie's legacy to live on and what better way to do it than to equip children with life saving skills for their future.