‘Save a Life’ Community Cafe

On Friday 25th October, we held a community cafe to showcase the new local defibrillator. In conjunction with this, the children invited Gerry Ralston and the local Fire Service to help them leanr CPR skills.

Gerry and Jen Swift visited earlier in the week to teach the children…


The children learnt the process of what to do in an emergency through the acronym DRSABC –

Look for Danger

Check for Response from the casualty

Shout for help and dial 999 or 111

Check the Airways

Check for Breathing

Carry out CPR – 30 compressions, 2 breaths, Repeat

The children learnt the basics of CPR and the process of how a defibrillator works, managing to create scenarios to show the guests at our Community Cafe…

We were also lucky enough to invite the Coastguard Crew and Craignure Fire Service to the Cafe who brought along their service vehicles and equipment for the children and guests to explore…

We were really pleased with the amount of people who came to visit, donated money and learn some new skills! The children were proud to count out the money which came to a grand total of £120, just from donations. We look forward to holding a similar Community Cafe in the future focussing on basic first aid.

We would all like to say thank you to all the parents who helped with baking, The Coastguard Crew for taking time out of their day to come and visit us, Gerry and Craignure Fire Crew for teaching us vital skills and lending their time to be at the cafe and also all of our guests who came to share the afternoon with us!

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 24 (Health and Health Services)

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and education on health and wellbeing so that children can stay healthy.

Article 28 (right to education)

Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.



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