Free first aid course could help save a life

Malvern Hills District Council is funding free community Essential First Aid courses to help residents learn what to do in an emergency.

The course will be run by members of St. John Ambulance and covers how to deal with serious conditions and incidents involving people of all ages.

The first of a series of courses is taking place on Friday 30 October at the Council House, Malvern and is open to anyone who lives or works in Malvern Hills District. The course is free but donations are welcomed on the day towards St John Ambulance.

Cllr Rebecca Massey, portfolio holder Health and Wellbeing on Malvern Hills District Council, said: "It is fantastic we are able to offer these vital first aid courses. First aid saves lives and St. John Ambulance provides excellent training to equip us with these essential skills.

"The previous first aid course we held here was really popular, so please be quick and register".

The remaining courses will take place on:

  • Friday 30 October at 6.30pm – 9.30pm at The Council Chamber
  • Thursday 12 November at 7pm – 10pm at Upton Hill Centre
  • Saturday 21 November at 10am – 1pm at Martley Memorial Hall
  • Friday 27 November at 6pm - 9pm at Tenbury Pump Rooms
  • Saturday 12 December at 10am – 1pm at Malvern Vale Community Centre

Anyone who would like to enrol on a course please contact Jordan Cotton, Community Services, on 01684 862372 or by emailing .  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.