First aid instructor
Mental health first aid instructor
TAKE SOME TIME TO LEARN FIRST AID AND CPR.IT SAVES LIVES AND IT WORKS
I founded The First Aid Company in 2020. For 15 years before that I had an amazing job as cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic Airways, flying around the world but also completing intense medical and safety training to keep passengers safe mid-air.
I 2019 I had to use my skills and perform CPR. The paramedics said if I hadn't have done the CPR on the person they wouldn't be here today. Performing CPR was the most horrific experience of my life and I found it deeply traumatic. It made me imagine being in my situation and not knowing what to do.
From my experience I want to teach people how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator, to give people the confidence to take action if they ever find themselves in a similar position to me. Defibrillators play such a vital part in saving lives, a huge part of my drive is fund raise to raise money to buy defibrillators for throughout Sussex.
I took redundancy from Virgin Atlantic during the Covid-19 pandemic. I grabbed the opportunity to train as First Aid instructor and to setup The First Aid Company. This isn't just a business to me. I know it sounds cheesy but I really want to make a difference.