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Learn how to save a life at Droitwich club
8:30am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Local
DROITWICH Lifesaving Club wants to teach people what to do an emergency, how to help a loved one in trouble and, potentially, how to save a life.
Droitwich Lifesaving Club has been teaching people of all ages to save lives for nearly 25 years. It covers a wide range of first aid skills taught by its team of experienced trainers.
Alongside these first aid skills, the club trains members how to rescue casualties from water, covering many different eventualities. This is something which has been particularly close to the hearts of people in Worcestershire this summer, with not one, but two, tragic deaths from drowning in Gullet Quarry, Malvern.
Droitwich Lifesaving Club hopes to prevent incidents like these by educating people on the dangers of swimming in open water, and by training members how to help if they do find somebody in trouble. Club members, some as young as 14, have recently put their skills into action, saving the lives of friends and members of the public.
A spokesman said: “We work to the Royal Life Saving Society’s ‘Survive and Save’ awards, giving members a recognised qualification to back up their training.
“The club is friendly and welcoming and a great way to make new friends whilst learning vital skills. We have fun together aside from the serious stuff, with social events over the course of the year.”
The club meets every Sunday at 6pm at Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre and takes members from age 10 upwards. All ages and experience levels are welcome.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 07891 665367 or find the club on Facebook for more information.
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