Ray Mears Hosts the 2012 St John Ambulance First Aid Awards

On Monday night Ray had the honour of hosting the 2012 St John Ambulance First Aid Awards, a ceremony which looks to celebrate the amazing and brave actions of organisations and individuals who have demonstrated their first aid skills in extraordinary circumstances.

On Monday night Ray had the honour of hosting the 2012 St John Ambulance First Aid Awards, a ceremony which looks to celebrate the amazing and brave actions of organisations and individuals who have demonstrated their first aid skills in extraordinary circumstances.

Ray was joined at the black tie event by other well-known personalities, including Duncan Bannatyne, Fabrice Muamba and Fiona Phillips, who helped to present the awards to some extraordinary individuals and teams whose bravery and quick thinking were celebrated by the ceremony.

Graeme Beddows won a first aid award after saving the life of a choking child outside of a Tesco supermarket in Nuneaton and said:

“The award means a lot to me – without first aid knowledge it could have gone the other way. It’s such an important skill and definitely worth learning.”

Ray with Fabrice Muamba and Beth Chesney-Evans (mother of Guy Evans whom the Guy Evans award is named in honour of after Guy lost his life in 2008)

Ray with Fabrice Muamba and Beth Chesney-Evans (mother of Guy Evans whom the Guy Evans award is named in honour of after Guy lost his life in 2008)

Footballer Fabrice Muamba presented an award to Chris Richards, who resuscitated a man who collapsed after taking part in a charity football match. Fabrice spoke of his near death experience saying:

“When you’re on the floor and in need, the money in your wallet, or the car that you drive, never come into play. You’re so reliant on people being there to help. Everyone should learn first aid – it’s so important.”

First Aid Award for Retail, Leisure and Tourism given to employees from the Victoria Centre

First Aid Award for Retail, Leisure and Tourism given to employees from the Victoria Centre

Ray was thrilled to once again be part of the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards and encourages everyone to learn the life-saving skills of first aid.

If you are interested in learning first aid, then please have a look at Woodlore’s range of first aid and medical courses; spaces are currently available on our Emergency First Aider and our Wilderness First Aid courses, which will be taking place in 2013 – book now to secure your place.

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