First aid courses with St John Ambulance

Five dates of community first aid training courses have been announced by St John Ambulance.

The Essential First Aid for All Ages courses last for three hours and cost £30

They will be held as follows:

Oxman Lane - Saturday, September 6, 3-6pm

Weatherhead House, 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton - Monday, August 4, 6.45-9.45pm; Monday, October 27, 6.30-9.30pm; Monday, November 10, 6.30-9.30pm; Saturday, December 6, 2.30-5.20pm.

Schools and Community training coordinator Beth Elger said: ‘Noone 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.

“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.”