Most of you will know how passionate I am about my vintage sheets, about colour, about being creative, about living in the moment.
I'm also very passionate about ensuring our children are safe and well. They are nurtured, supported and allowed to grow into balanced, healthy adults.
I have spent the last 30 years helping children reach their potential, and find it incredibly sad when this doesn't happen, when young lives are cut short.
I have recently been made aware of Millie's Trust through Emma at Oooh Betty's blog. Little Millie's life was cut short after a choking accident. Through the trust, her parents are trying to raise awareness of the importance of first aid training, for parents, carers, relatives, as well as those being paid to care.
How confident would you be should you find yourself in a situation where a child has an accident? Would you know what to do if a child was choking? These are questions we avoid, things none of us want to think about.
Working in the Early Years field, I was required to undergo regular first aid training, as well as ensuring staff I employed undertook the training too. In fact only a few days after completing my last course, I had to administer first aid to a child who had fallen seriously ill. My training meant I kept a cool head, I knew what to do. (I was however a mess after the ambulance had gone!).
If you haven't got any first aid knowledge, please have a think about going on a course, it could prove invaluable. Most local authorities hold them. If you get a chance visit Millie's Trust, please do, let's not let it happen again.
Have a happy, healthy weekend x
Ada :) x
p.s. 25% of any sales made in Emma's Etsy site is going towards Millie's Trust.