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Jalalabad Association Practices Lifesaving Skills with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity  

Monday 25th September 2023

Members of the Jalalabad Muslim Association in Worcester have recently undertaken free Mission Support basic life support skills sessions in CPR and bleed control from the team at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The lifesaving service is the primary air ambulance in Worcestershire and attends the county’s most critically ill and injured patients on a daily basis. To help save more lives, the charity provides free Mission Support skills sessions to local community groups and businesses. The sessions raise awareness of the importance of basic life support that can be performed by the public while awaiting the arrival of an emergency service.

Delivered by the charity’s highly skilled critical care paramedics, Mike Andrews and Kerry Penn-Ashman, the sessions with the Jalalabad Association provided practical lifesaving bystander training, including CPR and bleed control and took place in Three Spring Estates.

Mr Mohammed Abu Taher, representative for the Jalalabad Association, said: “It was great to welcome Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to our local Jalalabad Association. The sessions with the charity’s crew highlighted how important it is to learn basic life support skills, so that if an incident occurred nearby, we would be prepared to respond. I would encourage every local group in Worcester to sign up and learn these lifesaving skills, as you never know when you might need to use them.”

Charley Burke, Worcestershire fundraising executive at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity added: “A huge thank you to the Jalalabad Association for supporting our lifesaving charity. Everyone who participated were really engaged and were enthusiastic about learning more about our advanced pre-hospital emergency service.

“Our Mission Support sessions are available to the public and demonstrates basic CPR and bleed control. Learning these vital skills could help save a life in the local community.”

To arrange a mission support session, contact Charley by emailing

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