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As spring finally brings warm and sunny weather, and even summer seems just around the corner, many of us are getting out and about with little ones. It’s hard to beat spending time with the family. You could be visiting an attraction, taking a trip to the park or just having a picnic in the […]

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve with fireworks? New Year’s Eve can be a time when friends and family gather to ‘Ooo’ and ‘Ahh’ at the night sky. Firework after firework can light up the darkness with an almighty bang. Whether you’re having your own party, attending a friend’s or off to a display, there’s a common […]

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Raluca Corneanu was waiting with her husband at a London Underground station to meet friends when she spotted a man lying on the floor. Without hesitation, she stepped forward to help until an ambulance arrived. “Another man was with him trying to help, but no one else was stepping forward – perhaps they thought they […]

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Bonfire Night – a time when friends and family gather to ‘Ooo’ and ‘Ahh’ at the night sky as firework after firework light up the darkness with an almighty bang. Whether you’re having your own party, attending a friend’s or off to a display, there’s a common risk that comes from celebrating with fireworks – […]

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When it comes to nosebleeds, a lot of people aren’t sure what to do. Luckily, Claire did and was able to use her skills to help her daughter.  Dealing with a nosebleed might seem simple. But recently, the British Red Cross asked parents with young children how to help a child with a nosebleed. An astonishing […]

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On a quiet Sunday morning Joanna’s husband Graham’s heart suddenly stopped. He became unresponsive and stopped breathing. Luckily, Joanna knew what to do and used her first aid skills saved his life. “My first thought was to run! My daughter was screaming. But then something kicked in and I knew what I had to do,” […]

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Great news! The government is planning to add first aid to the school curriculum in England. Years of campaigning by the British Red Cross and other organisations are finally paying off. Children and young people will now get the skills they need to save a life. Why is first aid in school so important? British […]

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It was a peaceful Sunday at home. But when there was a sudden emergency, Amanda knew how to help her grandad when he needed it most. “I was in my house with my family, my boyfriend and my grandad. He’d come round for a visit and a cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon,” Amanda […]

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Not everyone could handle the sight of a bloodied motorcyclist with a badly severed leg. Helen Cowan could, and her first aid knowledge saved a man’s life. “I had decided to sit in the garden one evening when I heard a loud crash,” Helen said. “At first I thought something had fallen from our recently […]

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When Shane learned first aid at a baby and toddler show, he didn’t know he’d soon need to use his new skills to save his baby daughter. Here, he shares his story. When we were expecting our baby girl Georgia, my partner Karen and I attended a British Red Cross first aid session at the […]

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