Kettering shopping centre hosts life-saving skills session

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People are being given the chance to learn vital life-saving skills in the Save a Life September campaign run by St John Ambulance.

At an event in Kettering’s Newlands Shopping Centre tomorrow (Friday, September 5), volunteers from the charity will demonstrate techniques which could potentially save a life as well as giving out information on where to go for more free tips and first aid advice.

Chris Thornton, from the East Midlands branc of St John Ambulance, said: “Learning first aid is one of the single most important things you can do in your life – and it’s so easy learn.

“In the time it takes to do your weekly shop you could learn how to stop a friend choking or keep a loved one alive until an ambulance arrives.”

“By holding free first aid demonstrations across the country, we want to reach as many people as possible, so that more people are equipped with the skills to save a life. Anyone who needs first aid should get it – and the more of us that can help in an emergency, the better. No one should die for a lack of first aid.”