Stockport based Millie’s Trust is to offer free first aid to thousands of school children across the North West England thanks to being awarded £9840 from the Aviva Community Fund.
Millie’s Trust worked extremely hard to encourage the public to vote for them in an online vote in the Skills For Life section of the awards and gained a place in the finals and went on to collect this fantastic amount.
Schools in North West England can apply now to receive one day of first aid training, which will be split into a morning session and an afternoon session of approximately 30 children each.
The training, which will cover basic life support skills and how to use a defibrillator, will be available to pupils in Year 5 and above at primary and secondary schools within the North West of England.
Schools can email Millie’s Trust to apply. Emails must be sent from a school email address and applications must be made by Friday 5th April 2019. The successful schools will be contacted by the 30th April 2019 to arrange the training days. The training must be taken by 31st December 2019.
Millie’s Trust chief executive, Joanne Thompson, said:
“Millie’s Trust is extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to train thousands of children in the North West of England and thanks to the generosity of the Aviva Community Fund are looking forward to teaching the children essential basic life support skills; something that we strongly believe should be on the school curriculum already.”
Millie’s Trust is a registered charity which was established by Joanne and Dan Thompson following the loss of their daughter Millie in a choking incident at nursery in October 2012.
Millie’s Trust believes everyone should have access to First Aid Training and its aim is to make First Aid Training readily available at minimal cost and in as many places as possible. Millie’s Trust wants everyone to be able to learn the skills to enable them to save a life and provides free First Aid awareness courses to expectant parents, parents who have a child under the age of 12 months, or parents who are struggling to find the funds to attend.
Millie’s Trust also provides a low cost level 3 12-hour Paediatric First Aid qualification to childcare providers to ensure more staff become trained. Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark for excellence in Paediatric First Aid for early years settings, was created by the Department for Education following a very successful petition by Millie’s parents and is being administered by the National Day Nurseries Association.