Darius to dazzle at charity lunch

Scottish singing sensation Darius is to perform at the Kiss of Life charity lunch in Glasgow on Friday 31 January 2014 in aid of leading Scottish First Aid charity, St Andrew’s First Aid.

As February is national heart month, St Andrew’s First Aid is launching it in style at the Grand Central Hotel in association with Cardiac Science.

The Kiss of Life lunch, which will be hosted by Scottish journalist and presenter Catriona Shearer, includes a sparkling drinks reception, gourmet lunch and glittering entertainment from the West End actor and platinum-selling singer-songwriter.

Darius, best known for his number 1 single ‘Colourblind’, was born in Glasgow and rose to fame on the TV talent show Pop Idol where he was a finalist. He has since performed in numerous West End productions such as the Olivier Award winning ‘Guys and Dolls’ in which he played the lead role of Sky Masterson as well as becoming the youngest actor to play the role of Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’ at the age of 25. He is currently playing the lead role in the London musical ‘From Here to Eternity’ set in Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941.

The Kiss of Life lunch will take a more serious note when CPR skills will be demonstrated as part of a campaign which aims to raise awareness that First Aid saves lives. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency First Aid technique which combines rescue breaths and chest compressions in order to maintain blood and oxygen flow in a person who has suffered cardiac arrest. CPR and defibrillation greatly improve chances of survival in such cases and both skills can be learned through St Andrew’s First Aid by booking athttp://www.firstaid.org.uk/training.

The event will also allow St Andrew’s First Aid to raise funds to further its charitable aims. Whilst enjoying Darius’s dulcet tones, guests will be able to take part in a raffle and auction, when prizes such as a signed print by Jack Vetriano and Swarovski jewellery can be won.

Head of Fundraising, Helen Forrest, said: “I would like to thank both Darius and Catriona for making the time to support St Andrew’s First Aid. With the help of such great Scottish celebrities, we hope to raise awareness of the fact that knowledge of CPR skills can make the different between a life lost and life saved. The Kiss of Life lunch is a great way to celebrate the start of 2014 and national heart month and with many Scots still in the spirit of making changes in the new year, if you haven’t made your resolution yet, commit to learning First Aid so that together we can save lives.”

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event when you could learn to save a life cost £45 per person. To book your place emailevents@firstaid.org.uk or call Lynsey or Rebecca on 0141 332 4031.

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