A short history by David
Tragically, we lost our son at the back end of 2010, aged only 25 days. When reflecting back on that night, while much of it is a blur, much of it is still crystal clear in my mind – particularly the actions we took before help arrived. While in this instance it did not change the outcome, I had been previously trained in First Aid and therefore acted quickly to do all I could to give Henry the best chance of survival, including carrying out CPR for several minutes before the paramedics arrived.
Looking back, we knew that we had done everything in our power to help Henry and, in some way, this has helped us in starting to come to terms with what has happened. It has also raised the question of ‘what if’ we did not know what to do? Quite frankly we would have been helpless for that period, waiting for the ambulance and it would be difficult to see how we would ever have forgiven ourselves for simply just not knowing what to do.
Furthermore, if for some reason we were not present, maybe grandparents, aunties etc. would have been babysitting and they did not know what to do – the level of guilt which may rest with them would have been unimaginable.
I wanted to create something new to act as an enduring memory to Henry and Little Wing is it. We are committed to raising the overall knowledge of First Aid, both in the workplace and the community.
To achieve this aim, Little Wing uses its commercial work to fund First Aid training for the community, completely free of charge.
We provide a great opportunity for organisations not only to train their own people, but directly benefit the communities they serve, you could be saving lives.
First Aid is nothing to be scared of, you are most likely to need to use your skills on a family member or loved one and it is a simple skill which can be learnt by anyone willing to commit a few hours of their time. Act today and contact us to find out how to take the next step.