Advice on first aid on offer

One of the scenes from the new St John Ambulance video.
One of the scenes from the new St John Ambulance video.

First aid demonstrations are being held in North Tyneside as part of an awareness month.

Volunteers from St John Ambulance will be taking part in the charity’s Save a Life September campaign.

It features a video starring comedian Rufus Hound as a hapless teacher whose lack of first aid skills leads to disastrous consequences for his pupils, demonstrating why everyone should learn a lesson for life

Volunteers will be at Wet ‘n’ Wild at Royal Quays in North Shields on Saturday from 10am to 2pm and at Matalan in Killingworth all day the Saturday after to give life-saving demonstrations.

Hound said: “St John Ambulance is a tremendous organisation and working with them has been fun.

“I’m delighted to be supporting Save a Life September.

“Although the campaign video is funny, the message behind it is serious. It’s never too late to learn how to save a life.”

“Everyone should visit the St John Ambulance website, find their nearest free first aid demo and learn the skills that could one day rescue someone close to them.”

To find out how and where you can learn to save a life this September or to watch the video, visit

The charity’s regional director for the north east, Simon Dunn said: “First aid is for everyone and it’s easy and fun to learn.

“We believe that everyone should have first aid knowledge – and the more people that take part in Save a Life September, the higher the chance that someone will be on hand to help when it’s needed most.”