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#UKCharityWeek founder backs call to make first aid part of the school curriculum

The founder of #UKCharityWeek, Lee Rayment has offered his support to three leading UK charities in calling on the government to make first aid a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

The British Red Cross, St John Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation – who together form the Every Child A Lifesaver Coalition – are calling on people throughout England to take part in the Government’s call for evidence on Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, and join their push for first aid skills to be taught in all schools.

It could be a game changer!

Rayment who is himself an ambassador of the British Heart Foundation’s Nation of Life Savers campaign and has also saved lives using CPR said:

“I was asked to submit evidence to the consultation and I was only too pleased. Obviously my own experiences have cemented the importance of CPR, but if we can get youngsters in on the act it really could be a game changer!”

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive at the British Heart Foundation, said: “CPR is the difference between life and death for thousands of people every year in the UK who suffer a cardiac arrest. Every second counts, so it is vital that school children across the UK are equipped with this simple, life-saving skill. It takes less than an hour to learn CPR, so dedicating just one PSHE lesson per year could create a generation of lifesavers.”

The government’s call for evidence Changes to the teaching of Sex and Relationship Education and PSHE closes on Monday 12th February 2018.

Take part in the call for evidence by visiting https://e-activist.com/page/18036/action/1