Cranham youngsters presented with first aid badges

CARING Guides were presented with special awards after completing a first aid course.

Thirty youngsters aged ten to 15 from the First Cranham Guides based in Front Lane, Cranham were presented with first aid badges by St John Ambulance Divisional Superintendent Steven Gibson of 458 Rainham and South Hornchurch Division and Office Paul Levine from the Essex Ambulance service earlier this month.

Guide leader Lsinda Gibson said: “All of the girls really worked hard to complete the course.

“They were very focused and really happy so it was nice that all their hard work was finally able to be paid off.”

The guides completed the nine week First Aid course in December.

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The course saw the children being taught how to deal with people suffering from asthma, bites, stings, stings,bleeding,choking,resuscitation,recovery position and many more.

Linda said: “A lot of them wanted to do the course because they wanted to help out their family members who had asthma or their grandparents who have had heart attacks.

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“It has paid off because I had one girl came to me this week and said that her friend at school was feeling faint and she did exactly what the first aid trainer told her to do.”

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