Happy New Year to you all.
So I hope that Christmas went well for everybody and that you have now made some New Year Resolutions for 2014.
Yes I know, the old ones trot out each year: lose weight, go to the gym more often, be more organised, tidy out the office/loft and three weeks into the New Year they get abandoned!
It’s a strange time of year really, still winter and cold out there but with a promise of spring around the corner. It is a good time to sort out things and get ready for the year ahead.
When I tell people what I do for a living, most say that’s a really good thing to do and that everyone should learn first aid. It is after all a life skill that most would agree ought to be taught form a fairly young age.
We all know illnesses and accidents happen to friends and families, and are often caught out when they happen. There is nothing more awful, than standing by, feeling helpless, when a loved one is taken ill suddenly or becomes injured.
Wouldn’t it be good if you had the knowledge and confidence to be able to help?
I hope that this year you will take the time to add another skill to the list of Resolutions. Make 2014 the year that you learn some first aid. You never know when you might need it!
At the very least when reviewing everything else, check your kit is up to date and fully stocked. If you last did a first aid course when you were a cub or brownie, it’s probably about time you went on another one as things change rather often.
First aid courses are not expensive, a day or three of your time is all it takes and may make all the difference and help save the life of someone you love. What better way to start the New Year?
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