Please sell Scottish First Aid Week raffle tickets and help us to save lives

To help raise vital funds for our organisation we have organised our first Scottish First Aid Week raffle for 2012. We need support to help sell these tickets in the community.

Scottish First Aid Week is all about raising awareness of First Aid in Scotland. Each year around 34,000 Scots are admitted to hospital as a result of burns, falls and choking; common accidents that require emergency attention. Yet research shows that 77% of people lack the knowledge and confidence to administer basic First Aid, and go straight to dialling 999. This is not only putting unnecessary pressure on our emergency services, but is also putting individuals at risk. Many everyday accidents cannot wait for the emergency services. It takes just four minutes for choking to prove fatal without appropriate action and, while it may take only seconds to dial three digits, the target response time for an ambulance to arrive is eight minutes.

Remember First Aid can be life saving – literally – so the aim of Scottish First Aid Week is to get Scotland thinking and learning a little more about First Aid.

Helen Forrest, Marketing and Communications Manager at St Andrew’s First Aid said: “We are the leading provider of First Aid in Scotland. However we never forget that this is only possible due to the time and generosity of others and are extremely thankful to those who give their time for free and organise events and other fundraising activities on our behalf. It is only with support that we are able to continue to provide our services in Scotland and purchasing a raffle book is a great way to help us. Together we can save lives.”

If you would like to purchase a book of raffle tickets please give

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