St John Scotland's CPR Champions were out in force across the country this weekend, as Saturday saw training sessions held in three parts of Scotland to help more members of the public learn how to save a life.
Volunteers from our Aberdeen and North East area encouraged visitors to the city's Bon Accord Centre to "stop while they shop" and take a few minutes to learn bystander CPR. Dozens more Aberdonians now have the know-how to save a life after practising their skills with the help of our CPR champions.
Meanwhile in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, our team were invited to the Boys' Brigade's "Winter Warmer" event to help locals learn CPR following the installation of a Public Access Defibrillator at the Cornerstone centre. It follows the installation earlier this year of another defibrillator, at the town's Community Centre, where our volunteers were also on hand to help people learn life-saving techniques.
People from the age of seven to 75 learned CPR at the event on Saturday, while our volunteers gave a hands-on demonstration to show how easy it is to use the community's new defibrillator in an emergency.
In the third event of the day, St John Scotland were helping people from Craigmillar in Edinburgh learn CPR, as the St John and the City project donated a defibrillator to community. You can read more about that event, and the moving story behind the push to help Craigmillar become a community of lifesavers, here.
As a partner in Save a Life for Scotland, the national campaign to help half a million Scots learn CPR by 2020, we are proud to have helped thousands of members of the public learn the life-saving skill.