For the second year running, St John Ambulance has declared September Save a Life Month. In order to create awareness around the necessity for basic first aid skills, they are hosting hundreds of open days across the country.
Visitors will learn how to save a life using five easy-to-follow techniques, and will receive a free pocket-sized first aid guide, to keep on them for cases of emergency.
St John Ambulance has revealed that each year, up to 140,000 people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. This includes nearly 900 people who choke to death, 2,500 who asphyxiate from a blocked airway and 29,000 who die from heart attacks.
To attend one of these important, free roadshows, visit www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/the-difference/save-a-life-september.aspx and search for the venue closest to you.