Thursday, 1 September 2011

Good deed for the day

A couple of years ago my dad had a heart attack whilst on holiday. Luckily he was rushed to hospital in time and survived.

I had a bit of a realisation as a result of this incident; had I been there, I would have been totally unable to help.

So I’ve since bought a book on first aid and life saving skills, and also taken a starter course, which I hope to follow up with something more advanced soon.

Up to 150,000 people die every year, in situations where basic first aid could have saved them.

The British Heart Foundation are running a campaign to get every child lessons in first aid and life saving skills at school.

Could you please sign their petition:
http://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/emergency-life-saving-skills.aspx

And also email your MP:
http://campaigning.bhf.org.uk/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=57&ea.campaign.id=9450&ea.tracking.id=37096cc7

It would be much appreciated, thank you.

To reward you for your efforts, here is a creepy picture of some kittens.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

MY BEST FRIEND'S NAME IS CHRISTINA MARTIN

trashsparkle said...

Signed it. The kids who leave school thinking its all about them and no one else might benefit from this scheme as much as anyone in need of first aid.

Ben Brown b808b said...

Signed it too. I'd be useless in that situation as well! How's your Dad now?

Christina Martin said...

Anon - Well fancy that!

Trashsparkle - Thank you. Totally agree!

Ben - He's good now thanks :)