Lessons in life

By Connie Osborne Friday 27 December 2013 Updated: 27/12 10:05

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STUDLEY and Alcester’s MP learnt how to save a baby’s life after a visiting a drowning prevention charity.

Nadhim Zahawi, who has a 13-month-old daughter, took part in the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s workshop which teaches people lifesaving skills such as CPR.

The Broom based charity aims to reduce the number of incidents as well as raising money to support families affected by drowning through counselling and support forums.

He said: “It was fantastic to visit RLSS UK HQ in Broom and get an insight into the high quality work they carry out throughout the country.

“A basic knowledge of first aid can save a life, and the fact that there hasn’t been a drowning in an RLSS UK lifeguarded pool in nearly two years, shows just how effective their training can be.”

He added: “Not knowing what to do in an emergency is something every parent dreads, so I was very pleased to be invited to take part in the ‘Save a Baby’s Life’ class. The teaching was first class, and I learnt a huge amount.”

Di Standley, RLSS UK chief executive officer, said it was fantastic to meet Mr Zahawi and talk to him about what the charity has to offer as well as their work to reduce the number of drownings each year.

Classes are free and the society is always looking for volunteer instructors to help give parents and those responsible for children basic skills which could mean the difference between life and death.

Visit www.rlss.org.uk for more information about the charity’s work.

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