First aid spe­cially tai­lored for youth group

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A CHAR­ITY group has hosted a first-aid course for young peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

The Dis­abled As­so­ci­a­tion for Hilling­don (DASH) hosts a Sun­day youth club at Ruis­lip Young Peo­ple’s Cen­tre, in Bury Street, where the course was run by Alan John As­so­ciates. It was funded by the London Met­ro­pol­i­tan branch of the In­ter­na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health.

Spokes­woman Maeve O’Hara said: “We felt that after the Par­a­lympics legacy, we wanted to do more for our com­mu­nity where we would help pro­mote safety and show that dis­abil­ity does not mean in­abil­ity. First-aid skills are some­thing ev­ery­one needs and hope­fully it will help the DASH team save lives.”

Rob Bur­ton, deputy chief of­fi­cer of DASH, said: “We are grate­ful to Maeve and her team for the support and Alan John As­so­ciates for adapt­ing the course to make it fully ac­ces­si­ble for our client group.

”This course was the launch event for a two-year Hilling­don Com­mu­nity Trust funded project fo­cus­ing on im­prov­ing the skills of dis­abled young peo­ple in Hilling­don’s south­ern six wards.”

Find out more about ac­tiv­i­ties at www.dash.org.uk. DASH is look­ing for vol­un­teers for sports and ac­tiv­ity ser­vices in Hilling­don.

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