Record-breaking year for lifesaving charity

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A first aid charity provided support at 2,000 events across Scotland in 2018, with volunteers giving up thousands of hours of their time

12th February 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A lifesaving charity provided tens of thousands of hours of public support at events throughout last year.

St Andrew’s First Aid volunteers gave up 48,514 hours of their time to provide first-aid support across Scotland in 2018.

The charity celebrated a record-breaking year, and managed to recruit 350 new volunteers.

Stuart Callison, chief executive of St Andrew’s First Aid, said: “2018 was an unbelievable year for St Andrew’s First Aid. Our community and fundraising teams did an incredible job and we were able to purchase some fantastic new first aid equipment, including two new mobile first aid posts for use at events across Scotland, with a further two to be purchased in 2019.

“Our volunteers gave up 48,514 hours of their own time to deliver first aid cover at events and community talks, that’s the equivalent of five and a half years work delivered in only one year. We couldn’t continue to deliver these amazing feats without the help and commitment of our volunteers and staff and I would like to thank them for all their hard work in 2018.”

St Andrew’s provided support at 2,000 events last year and has trained more than 54,000 people in CPR since 2015.