Mil­lie’s Trust to open sec­ond train­ing cen­tre

Stockport Express - - News -

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.”

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