Little LifeSavers is a charity that teaches a simple, scripted bystander-CPR skills session to schoolchildren across the UK for free. Sessions are video supported, taking 70 minutes to deliver by our registered volunteers and are available to children in school years 5-8 (aged 9 to 13 years) only.
Our volunteers come from all backgrounds and benefit by practising the skills regularly through teaching the children, which increases their confidence to help a collapsed casualty. Previous CPR training is helpful but not necessary
Volunteer training is online. Once sign up is complete volunteers join a local group whom we can ask for availability when schools request sessions. Volunteers help us promote the charity and fundraise too
Help us create a nation of LifeSavers – join or donate today!
Why is CPR so Important?
Of the 50,000 or so sudden cardiac arrests occurring out of hospital each year in the UK, almost 80% happen in the home, and almost 1 in 6 within the workplace. Only a fifth of these will receive CPR from a bystander, and survival rates are currently a dismal 8%. Equipping and empowering the next generation to take safe simple action could save lives.
Sessions take just 70 minutes of teaching time and no expertise is necessary. Our simple we-show-you, you show-the-children session means they could help if mum or dad collapses at home.
Donations mean we can keep our session free for schools and just £3 – the price of a coffee – trains a child. Could you “buy us a coffee” and sponsor a new Little LifeSaver? or pay it forward so a schools can have sessions in the future?
Our charity offers a fantastic corporate volunteering opportunity which puts your brand and business at the heart of the community. Help us create Little LifeSavers by joining as a corporate partner- your generosity could literally save a life.