Community Trainer In Action

Ali in action!

On Sunday 27 January 2019 Ali Richardson, Community Engagement Manager visited the Baitus Samad Mosque in Huddersfield to deliver first aid awareness training to local community members.
After the training Ali spoke about the Charitable Fund, volunteering and job opportunities available at YAS. This generated lots of interest from community members and Ali has since received many email enquiries which have been forwarded to the appropriate YAS teams to respond.  Mr Fatihulhaq, President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Huddersfield presented Ali with a glass commemorative plaque to express his gratitude for the first aid teaching which displayed at Yorkshire Ambulance Service Headquarters.
Ali said ‘the training was a great success and everyone commented how much they had learnt’.
Mr Fatihulhaq said ‘all members of our community thoroughly enjoyed the first aid awareness training and are very grateful to  Ali for delivering the course.  It is vital to hold such training sessions which not only raise awareness but also give a greater insight into how Yorkshire Ambulance Service works.  We have now decided to fundraise and purchase a Community Public Access Defibrillator to be placed outside the Mosque for the benefit of everyone’.  

Brownies Learn to be Life-Savers


Congratulations to all the 192nd Brownies in High Green, Sheffield who completed some of their First Aid Skills Builder award on the 17 January 2019.

Ali Richardson, Community Engagement Manager delivered the first aid awareness training said ‘It was a pleasure to teach the Brownies first aid awareness training.  The girls were all very enthusiastic and thought the new First Aid Activity Booklet for Key Stage 1 and 2 were fantastic. The evening demonstrated great partnership working with colleagues from the British Heart Foundation supporting the training’.

Jane Dickinson, Brown Owl said ‘I think it is really important for children of all ages to learn first aid and the girls were given some important skills by both the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the British Heart Foundation.  The evening was informative and fun and I am sure that all the Brownies feel confident to put into practice what they have learnt."