Vol­un­teers needed to teach life-sav­ing skills

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

HUD­DER­S­FIELD’S youngest First Aid en­thu­si­asts are cel­e­brat­ing the re­launch of the St John Am­bu­lance’s Badger pro­gramme.

But the town’s Badger Sett, a group of chil­dren aged seven and 10, is look­ing for vol­un­teer lead­ers to sup­port the chil­dren.

The char­ity’s youngest vol­un­teers learn a range of im­por­tant life skills, in­clud­ing how to save lives us­ing First Aid, in a friendly and safe en­vi­ron­ment.

The young­sters do this in a fun and en­ter­tain­ing way.

St John Am­bu­lance’s di­rec­tor of youth and com­mu­nity, Wendy Hu­man, said: “Our Badger pro­gramme is now even more fun and en­gag­ing for chil­dren.

“It teaches our young peo­ple life-sav­ing skills, as well as de­vel­op­ing them holis­ti­cally.”

As they progress to­wards their bronze, sil­ver and Su­per Badger awards, the chil­dren col­lect cer­tifi­cates and badges to wear on their uni­forms.

The awards: Help­ful Badger, Eco Badger and Car­ing Badger are given in recog­ni­tion of their achieve­ments.

The Badger Sett meets at Mold­green United Re­formed Church on Mon­day evenings be­tween 6.30pm and 8pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion on St John Am­bu­lance’s work, in­clud­ing how to be­come a youth leader, visit www.sja.org.uk or call 08700 10 49 50.

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