Headline
First aid for Africa
Date
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
Description

Out-of-date first aid kits donated by staff will soon be on their way to South Africa later this month to help people living in the townships learn basic first aid.

In September, Rocky Clark, one of the council’s first aid instructors, put out an appeal for staff to check first aid kits and to donate any plasters, bandages and other medical items that had past their three year sell-by date so he could take them to deliver first aid training in Soweto.

With the help of Jackson Sage in the sustainable development team, Rocky was inundated with items which will go to help people in the South African township, rather than being discarded.

He said: “The response has been fantastic and I’d like to say thank you to staff from across the council, from offices, depots and schools, who have donated not just first aid kits but other medical bits and pieces.

“The people in Soweto have nothing so by having this equipment to teach them basic, but life-saving skills, is vital.”

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