Get your red and white clothing ready and help stock up first aid kits for those less fortunate in our community in celebration of World First Aid Day on Saturday, September 9.
The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation (PCMF), Ballito have teamed up with IPSS Medical Rescue and SA Life Saving and asked schools and the community to take part in the celebration of the World First Aid Day in the following ways:
1. Pupils in North Coast schools need to wear red and white on Friday and in lieu of giving money, rather donate first aid products which will go towards first aid boxes to be donated to orphanages, creches and community centres.
2. The PCMF’s team will be delivering a morning of talks, videos and first aid demonstrations at iThemba Labasha Creche, Shakashead on Saturday to raise awareness of the risks associated with water in and around the home and introduce young people to essential first aid and water safety skills.
IPSS Medical Rescue will be chatting about basic first aid and how to avoid or deal with accidents at home.
The highlight of the day will be the presence of a KDM fire engine.
PCMF project manager, Dominique Donner-Rodd said the planned activities surrounding the International Red Cross Day aim to unite all sectors of the emergency services in a common cause to educate the underprivileged communities about the potential hazards associated with water in and around the home and how to respond in an emergency situation.
“Within urban environments in South Africa, approximately 50% of drowning incidents occur in and around the home and in children under the age of 5, it’s about 70%, predominantly in buckets, bathtubs and swimming pools,” said Donner-Rodd.
“We would like to thank Vision 153 for collaborating with iThemba Labasha Creche and KwaMama Care Centre and allowing us the use of their facilities and playing field to host this initiative.”