If you are trick-or-treating or entertaining children at home, meet some cheeky little monsters with first aid tips to keep your family safe. More
Cycling in Britain is at an all-time high. More than two million people across the country now cycle at least once a week.*
Perhaps we’ve all been inspired by Chris Froome adding a third yellow Tour de France jersey to his collection, or the Great Britain Cycling Team sweeping up 12 Olympic medals at Rio 2016?
Whatever the reason, it’s great that more and more people are sharing a love of cycling.
But new research conducted by the British Red Cross found that while 90 per cent of cyclists think sports people have a responsibility to look after each other, 40 per cent would not have the confidence to help a fellow cyclist in a first aid emergency.
Bumps, scrapes and falls come hand-in-hand with sporting activities – no matter what level you’re at. And we want to make sure people know what to do in a crisis. From average Joe to pro.
The new academic term is a time for meeting fresh faces, getting to grips with new timetables… and freshers’ flu. But are you sure that’s what your flu-like symptoms are?
Students sometimes miss the signs of a much more serious illness known as meningitis because its symptoms are similar to that of freshers’ flu – the collective coughs, fevers and viruses caught during your first few weeks at university.
Meningitis is rare – but can be life threatening. Students are at more risk of it because they often live in close proximity to one another.
So if you’re heading to university this month, make sure you know the signs.
Bridget Jones GIF – Find & Share on GIPHYThe long awaited third-instalment of Bridget Jones is here – and this time Bridget’s having a baby.
While her most pressing concern is working out who’s the daddy (#definitelydarcy or #totallyjack?), Bridget will soon have plenty more to think about – keeping her baby safe from harm.
But don’t fear Bridget. The British Red Cross has it covered.
Here are our five top first aid tips for new parents – and Bridget.
Completing a half marathon would be a good enough excuse for most of us to put our feet up. But not for Anthony Higgins.
At the weekend he completed the 13.1 mile Great North Run – and then started a shift immediately afterwards offering first aid to other runners as a British Red Cross volunteer.
“When I got a place in the ballot for the race I thought I may as well make myself useful after the finish line,” the 28-year-old said.
As Natasha headed home after a routine hospital check-up, she spotted a commotion up ahead. At first she couldn’t make out what was happening – then she saw the pool of blood.
“All I could see from the distance was just this red pool gathering and it was getting bigger and bigger,” Natasha said.
She knew she had to help.
“I don’t know why or what came over me – everyone was flapping and no one was helping. I dropped my bag and ran – I’d say about half a mile down the street!” Natasha said.
The long summer holiday is over – it’s time to head back to school. What’s the most important thing you think pupils will learn this year?
Perhaps they will conquer equations, master French, or triumphantly learn the periodic table off by heart.
But what if they learnt how to save a life?
Up and down the country, people are buzzing with excitement and anticipation – the football season is back.
And while the professionals battle to climb the league tables, we’re enjoying a kickabout, too. Football is part of the weekly routine for over 1.6 million people in England alone.*
Ryan Gayler manages AFC Vardeanians Football Club in Sussex. When his son organised a last-minute friendly between the players from the club, Ryan turned up to watch. He’d hoped to show off his own footy skills with a few minutes of play time towards the end.
But 20 minutes into the match, a head clash stopped play. Ryan was called upon for a different set of skills – first aid.