St John Ambulance opens pop-up shop in Romford Shopping Hall to share life-saving skills
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Residents are encouraged to visit a pop-up shop in Romford and learn life-saving skills from the borough’s first aid volunteers.
The Mayor of Havering, councillor Michael Deon Burton officially opened St John Ambulance's pop-up shop on Saturday, August 17.
Visitors to Romford Shopping Hall's charity space will be able to find out more about the various volunteering opportunities available, as well as make a donation to the volunteers' life saving work.
They can also learn skills such as CPR, how to use a defibrillator, how to treat choking, asthma attacks, and bleeding.
Jane Barber, unit manager at Romford's St John Ambulance, said: "First aid is a really simple skill that can be really effective in the instant something happens. "It helps to buy people time before the paramedics arrive.
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"Anyone can learn. From six to 106, we're happy to work with anyone."
St John Ambulance will be in the pop-up shop on the first floor of the Romford Shopping Hall until Thursday, August 22.
Visit the Facebook page for a full list of the activities.
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