Erith and Thamesmead MP promotes first aid skills

PUBLISHED: 14:33 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:33 11 November 2015

Teresa Peace at the Everyday Heroes event

Teresa Peace at the Everyday Heroes event


Teresa Pearce was speaking at the Everyday Heroes event yesterday (Tuesday)

Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce spoke of the importance first aid education, at the Everyday Heroes event yesterday (Tuesday).

The awards celebrate people who have stepped in to help in an emergency or have worked extremely hard to raise money and awareness for first aid.

Winner, Max Wilson, saved his sister’s life following a serious accident which left her artery severed.

After calling the emergency services, former Top Gear presenter Quentin Wilson’s son stemmed the bleeding using a makeshift kit involving a dog lead.

Ms Pearce spoke about the need to teach emergency first aid skills at schools, ahead of the discussion of the Emergency First Aid bill on November 20.

She said: “Basic first aid skills can transform lives and teach responsibility.

“The bill doesn’t expect the impossible to suddenly become possible. But we can give people the absolute best chance of surviving by equipping children with the skills to keep them alive while the ambulance gets to them.”

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