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Learn to save a child's life for FREE

Published: 20 Jun 2013 09:30

READERS are again being given the chance to learn to save a child's life - for free. Our latest Child Lifesaver courses - which have been running in association with Bracknell-based pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and St John Ambulance since 2009 - will be held again in Bracknell on Monday, July 15.

Vital skills: Wendy Steinborn-Busse practises CPR on a dummy at our Child Lifesaver course in July last year.

A total of 50 places - 25 in each 90-minute course - are available in total and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can choose a slot at 10-11.30am or 12-1.30pm. Places must be booked by emailing Simon Williams at

Please include a contact telephone number

Training will primarily focus on lifesaving techniques for use on children up to five but some of the basic principles taught at the sessions could be applied to older children adults. Areas to be covered will include:

- Unconsciousness

- Resuscitation of adult, baby and toddler. Each attendee will have the opportunity for hands-on CPR with a manakin

- Coping with choking

- Bleeding

Sessions are taken by St John Ambulance instructors and will run at the organisation's centre in Crowthorne Road North, Bracknell RG12 7AU.

There is no certificate or qualification; the idea is to give you some instruction in basic first aid.

Please could attendees note that unfortunately we are unable to provide child care facilities during courses.

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