Millie’s Trust to open second training centre
FIRST aid charity Millie’s Trust is due to open a second training venue to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Millie Thompson.
The charity was set up by Joanne and Dan Thompson following the death of their daughter Millie in a choking incident at a nursery in Cheadle.
Its aim is to make first aid training available for everyone and the trust provides free first aid awareness courses to expectant parents and parents with a child under 12 months.
The trust also provides a Paediatric First Aid qualification to childcare providers and Millie’s Mark – a new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid – was created by the Department for Education following a petition by Joanne and Dan.
The new training centre will open in The Precinct, Cheadle Hulme, on Saturday (October 14) between 10am and 4pm.
There will be drop-in first aid sessions, fundraising for a defibrillator for the precinct and the chance to find out about the courses the trust offers.
Joanne said: “Millie’s anniversary is always a really tough time for us as a family but we couldn’t let five years pass without something extra special happening within the charity to honour our precious daughter.”