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RGU students to educate public on life-saving techniques


Shoppers at Union Square in Aberdeen will get an opportunity to learn how to save a life at an event on Saturday, May 3.

NewsStudents from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) First Aid Africa society have organised a non-stop CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Marathon where they will be demonstrating life-saving techniques from 12 noon until 3pm.

Those stopping by to take a break from their shopping will also have the chance to learn how to treat all manner of injuries from snake bites to splinting broken bones.

RGU’s First Aid Africa student society has members from a wide range of nationalities and puts on events throughout the year, helping to highlight the important work carried out by First Aid Africa both at home and abroad.

Vice president of the First Aid Africa society and RGU Pharmacy student, Hannah Jebb, said:  Our day in Union Square is one of the biggest publicity events we have ever held and we as a society are very excited for how it will turn out.

“The main aim of the day is to educate Aberdeen shoppers on the charity’s work and what we do. We want to raise the profile of the charity to encourage people to take part in its fantastic work while educating them on life-saving techniques.”

First Aid Africa is a humanitarian charity working across the UK to train and resource first aid volunteers to work with partners in remote areas of Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya.

Saturday’s event is an ideal opportunity to find out more about their work from the volunteers themselves, to make a donation or even sign up to get involved and help save lives in Africa where the medical challenges are very different to those faced in the UK.

The event is designed for people to drop in as they pass, any time from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on the ground floor at Union Square shopping centre.

More information on First Aid Africa can be found at www.firstaidafrica.org.

 Issued by
Anna Duthie
Communications Officer