Housebuilder’s donation helps Calverton children learn first aid
02 December 2020
Youngsters in Calverton are set to be taught first aid skills, following a donation from a regional housebuilder.
St John Ambulance Training Centre in Calverton has received £1,000 from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme and will use the funds to support its youth training programme. Designed specifically for children aged seven and upwards, the programme enables young people to learn about first aid and how these skills can be safely put into practice. Jane Carter, from St John Ambulance in Calverton, said: “Helping young people to understand about first aid is not only an important life skill but also builds their confidence.
“We deliver a range of programmes specifically designed to appeal to a range of ages and have found many of our older cadets have gone on to pursue a career in the healthcare profession. “Persimmon Homes’ donation will help us to promote our services in Calverton, deliver more courses, once we are able to run our programme again, and purchase new training aids - we are very grateful.”
The Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme seeks to support grassroots groups and charities in areas where the company is building and its online application form can be found at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity
Neil Follows, managing director of Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “Our Community Champions scheme is all about supporting the local communities where we are building.
“St John Ambulance provides a valuable service to inspire and empower young people with important life skills and we are delighted to be supporting the Calverton training centre.”