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Free lifesaving training for families in Ipswich

11 February 2016
Participants at the first aid workshop in Ipwsich

Lifesaving first aid workshops for babies and children are being offered for free to parents and carers living in the Ipswich area.

Provided by APW Training and funded and supported by Sanctuary Housing and Suffolk County Council, the training raises awareness and provides the skills needed to keep families safe.

What do the first aid courses cover?

The friendly and jargon-free workshops cover common childhood emergency scenarios including choking, unconsciousness, resuscitation, blood loss, head injuries, meningitis and more. The professional trainers are also on hand to answer questions from the course participants.

When do the first aid workshops take place?

The first session earlier this week proved popular with local families, with all places at the workshop being booked up. The next two training sessions will take place on Tuesday 23 February from 9.30am to 11:30am at Willows Children’s Centre, Magdalene Close and Thursday 25 February from 10am to midday at Hawthorn Children’s Centre, Hawthorn Drive.

Sanctuary Housing’s director of neighbourhoods, Colleen Eccles, added: “These courses are helping to support our community to be safe and it’s great that we have been able to work with the children’s centres to promote them to families in the area.”

To book your place, contact either Willows Children’s Centre on 01473 602150 or Hawthorn Children’s Centre on 01473 260882, as relevant.

These events are funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.