Today at Millman Street Community Centre, Grant from the Red Cross gave a First Aid Training session. It was attended by staff, members, volunteers and this reporter. Alas, there is no known cure for his blurry photos, so readers will have to be, erm, patient (no pun intended) with the slideshow below:
Grant spent a decade as a teacher before working for the Red Cross. He usually gives two First Aid sessions per day – morning and afternoon. He showed those in attendance how to recognise the symptoms of various ailments, and also how to help deal with them.
It was a very informative session, with everyone asking sensible questions and joining in, some engaging the dummy Grant brought along to help illustrate his talk [not to be confused with the dummy writing this blog, of course].
HCA members Gloria, Moy-Yin and Louise, IT volunteer Iqbal and Befriending Manager Kate are all better informed as to what to do in the case of emergency.
Holborn Community Association thanks Grant and the Red Cross for providing the First Aid Training session. We hope other members and staff will take the course if Grant returns to the Centre later in the year.
Photos and report: Notes Smudger