CPRiS is a society set up by a group of students at Newcastle University. As a society, we teach basic life support skills in primary schools and in youth groups. CPR is a crucial skill and can make all the difference when you're waiting for help to arrive.
Over the past year, we've done a lot to expand our teaching by:
- Opening up to youth groups for the first time so we can reach a wider age range
- Bought our own inflateable Rescue Annis to reduce long term costs and allow us to travel further as they're easier to transport
- Introduced flash cards and other learning methods into teaching to help make it easier to understand, especially to those for whom English is not their first language.
All of this has lead to us teaching these life saving skills to more children between the October and Christmas this year than the whole of last year. This year, we've taught these essential skills to over 500 children.
But we're still not happy. We want to teach more. Sadly, we can't do that without funding. We recieve very little external funding and it's usually up to our kind volunteers to pay the travel costs. In order to move forward and expand, we need your help to get us there.
Taking it in turns, we're planing on doing a 12 hour CPR marathon. From 10am to 10pm non-stop. As well as that, we'll be selling cakes on the side and demonstrating how to do CPR to members of the public. This will be outside Newcastle University Student Union on Saturday May 3, 2014.
If you can't make it on the day, you can still help by spreading the word and making a donation, even if it's only a pound. You never know, you might just help save a life.
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