Talking about the campaign, Fay Gibbin, Training Manager at Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy said:
“We’re incredibly proud to launch this campaign as it is a cause that we, as a company, are incredibly passionate about. Nothing is more precious to a parent than their child’s safety, and nothing is more important to us than the safety of the children that we care for in our nurseries.
“We hope that by raising awareness of the importance of Paediatric First Aid training throughout the campaign potentially thousands of additional adults will be equipped, knowledgeable and confident in delivering the right treatment quickly and efficiently should the situation ever arise.”
Libby Aston, House Manager at Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham, commented on the partnership: “Paediatric First Aid training is an invaluable skill for families with young children so it’s really exciting to be partnering with Busy Bees Training Academy for this campaign. There will be several training workshops around the West Midlands, including two at our 66 bedroom Birmingham House, and we really hope that parents, grandparents and carers will find the sessions useful.
“We’re extremely thankful to anyone who makes a donation as it will go directly towards the running costs of the House and help ensure we keep our doors open to families with children in hospital. We had 1,274 families stay with us last year and without the generosity of supporters we would be unable to continue our work.”
Fay concludes: “Of course, we hope that no one will ever find themselves in a situation where they need to administer first aid, but, as figures from St John’s Ambulance reveal, 140,000 lives are lost each year that could have been saved by basic first aid training. We are committed to maintaining quality standards of childcare in the UK and, by sharing our industry experience with as many people as possible through campaigns such as these, we hope to provide all those who regularly care for children with the knowledge they need to help save lives.”