Purpose of School First Aid Training

The purpose of the charity is to provide  first aid courses to children offering many free after school clubs to schools, families at community centres playgroups or sure start centres and community groups that would benefit from first aid aid course to preserve life in their local communities.

We aim to supplement the emergency services with voluntary ambulance crews in the busy periods or emergency events.

We will provide commercial training services to businesses and to persons wanting to enhance their emergency aid career.

We will provide event ambulance services to commercial partners utilising volunteer and paid ambulance staff creating jobs in the communities we operate.

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Communities will benefit from the organisation enabling free first aid courses to children and families ensuring everyone has the best change in their hour of need to preserve life. We have developed free after school clubs which we will deliver free into schools as part of their current after school programme.

As part of our further education programmes the NHS will benefit from additional voluntary ambulance crews in the busy periods.

Like all charities we have been hit hard by Covid-19.

At this time we are currently diverting our volunteers to working with local charities and NHS services to provide additional support to our local community.  We are currently looking for funding to help with this.


School First Aid Training is governed UK charities act.

Three trustees drive the charity.
Paul Rushton

Charlotte Smith and

Gavin Gourlay.

The three trustees have a range of backgrounds with a common goal, to train, educate and share first aid skills.

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first aid charity donations

We welcome donations of all shapes and sizes to help fund our charitable goals. We have specific requirements and targets. We actively seek commercial donations.

We accept donations through our own website, at events and on our just giving pages.

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We are working hard to make School First Aid the leading childrens first aid charity in the UK. View our Charity Timeline progress. 



To be an outstanding training charity, providing safe, caring, high quality education and care. 

To provide the communities with the skills and education to develop, prospe and preserve life.
Provide support to our communities, students, customers and to the National Health Service and our partners.

Care Values

Patients first


The patient care we can deliver will be the best we can, showing care compassion, empathy and respect at all times.

Ensuring that we respond to all our patients needs and that they  have physical and emotional support.

We provide the right information to our patients at the right time. This allows us to provide outstanding services.

We lead by example, being good role models while respecting everyone’s contribution and supporting individuals to succeed.

Everyone Counts

Responsibility and Accountability

Everyone has a part to play in delivering outstanding care, we encourage further education and personal development by taking responsibility sharing good practice and developing others.

We all take personal responsibility for our actions while actively building relationships with others across our organisation. We measure performance and act on the facts.

Safe and High Quality Care

Quality and safe is at the heart of what we do, we set clear standards and report against them.

We encourage innovation and new ideas from all. We will continuously improve to ensure our standards are the highest they can possibly be.

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