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St John Scotland trains 100 more lifesavers

A hundred people - aged from 6 to 82 - have learned lifesaving CPR skills thanks to St John Scotland volunteers who this week ran training sessions in Helensburgh and Aberdeen.

The sessions were put on as part of the Save a Life for Scotland initiative, of which St John Scotland is a partner, and which aims to train 500,000 people in Scotland bystander CPR skills.

Volunteers from St John Scotland Dunbartonshire area organised a session in Helenburgh Parish Church hall alongside the 1st/2nd Helensburgh Boys' Brigade Company‚Äôs annual Big Breakfast fundraiser.

Meanwhile, members of the St John Scotland Aberden and North East area were stationed in Aberdeen's popular Bon Accord shopping centre on Saturday morning, where families and shoppers dropped by to learn life-saving skills. 

Every year over 3,500 people in Scotland suffer cardiac arrests, but only one in 20 people will survive. The Save a Life for Scotland campaign was launched in October 2015 with the aim of bringing together organisations committed to helping save lives in the event of a cardiac arrest, and to double survival rates across the country within five years.

So far St John Scotland has trained more than 1,200 people CPR skills as part of Save a Life for Scotland, and continues to organise training sessions across the country - keep an eye on our What's On page to find your nearest upcoming session! 

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