Bollington Insurance is delighted to announce that 500 local schoolchildren are to benefit from free First Aid training delivered through local charity Millie's Trust.
As has been reported in the Macclesfield Express today, funding for the scheme has been provided by Bollington, who chose to help Cheadle Hulme based Millie's Trust after winning the money in a prize draw for charity funding run by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.
Schools are invited to apply for training, with up to 30 children in each group to be taught basic life support skills - including the use of a defibrillator - and children from year 5 and above (including primary and secondary schools) invited to take part.
To apply for training, schools can email [email protected]. Emails must be sent from a school email address - but hurry, as applications close this Sunday, 9th July! The draw for free places will take place on Monday, 10th July, with successful applicants contacted to make arrangements for training days following the draw.
Millie's Trust was founded by Joanne and Dan Thompson following the untimely death of their daughter, Millie, following a choking incident at her nursery. The Trust aims to give everybody access to first aid training, and the contribution from Bollington will help to provide a new generation of children with the skills they need to support and save lives.
Millie’s Trust chief executive, Joanne Thompson, said: “Millie’s Trust is extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to train over 500 children in the Macclesfield area in 2017 thanks to the generosity of Bollington and Ecclesiastical.
“We are looking forward to teaching the children essential basic life support skills; something that we strongly believe should be on the school curriculum.”
Carl Shaw, Commercial Director, said: “We are delighted to have the chance to support a very worthy local charity with financial backing from our friends at Ecclesiastical Insurance. Giving children first aid training at the earliest opportunity provides them with a skill that can save lives.”