50 Welwyn Hatfield children learn life-saving techniques

PUBLISHED: 14:23 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:23 05 September 2017

The children learning basic first aid skills at the sport centre in Welwyn Garden City.

The children learning basic first aid skills at the sport centre in Welwyn Garden City.

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Fifty children from Welwyn Hatfield used their free time to learn basic first aid skills that could one day save somebody’s life.

The children learning basic first aid skills at the sport centre in Welwyn Garden City.The children learning basic first aid skills at the sport centre in Welwyn Garden City.

Sir Frederic Osborn Sports Centre, Hearn Training Management, and the charity Defibrillators in Public Places (DiPPS), hosted a free session in the sports centre to educate children aged five to 14 on first aid.

Fifty children and their parents attended.

Between them, they donated £300 that will now be used by DiPPS to put more defibrillators in public areas.

Sports centre manager Sam Harte said: “It was a fantastic community event, with 50 children learning basic first aid including CPR and familiarization with defibrillators.

The children learning basic first aid skills at the sport centre in Welwyn Garden City.The children learning basic first aid skills at the sport centre in Welwyn Garden City.

“A huge thank you to Hearn Training Management who ran the workshop, and to everyone that attended.

“We were delighted to be able to donate £300 to DiPPS and are looking to run another workshop in February 2018.”

Arline Hursey, founder of DiPPs, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to SFO Sports Centre for running this event and their kind donation.

“Fifty kids had a great time and now have some first aid skills including CPR and defibrillators.

“The money helps us to continue to place defibrillators into more schools and public places.”


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