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Tarmac funds first aid course for children

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World Cement,

Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant has donated money to allow 40 children from the Rhoose area to receive vital first aid training. The children are members of The Vale Parent Child Homework Support Club, and are all aged 9 – 18.

The funding was provided by Tarmac as part of its local community commitment. It has partnered with The Vale Parent Child Homework Support Club for two years.

Tarmac’s Aberthaw Plant Manager, Chris Bradbury, added, “We are delighted to have been able to fund this course and that there was such an appetite amongst Rhoose youngsters. Safety is of paramount importance to our business, and first aid is a simple skill to learn but it can have an incredible impact. We’re delighted that so many people came forward to undertake this valuable training.”

Taking place at Rhoose Community Centre, the full day course gave the youngsters the opportunity to undertake practical exercises whilst also learning the theory behind first aid and how to treat the most common injuries and accidents.


Ross Harris, 11, from Rhoose Point, was one of the course participants. He said, “We all have accidents and get hurt every so often and so when I learnt of the opportunity to train in first aid I jumped at the chance. The course was fantastic and gave us all a good grounding and understanding of first aid. I certainly now feel much more comfortable and confident in making the right decisions faced in a situation where someone is hurt.”

One of The Vale Parent Child Homework Support Club founder members, Cath Watkins, said, “Thanks to Tarmac’s generous donation to fund this training course, we have been able to reach out to young members of the Rhoose community to provide them with a solid understanding of first aid. We hope that they won’t need to put their learning into practice but should they need to do so they can do it with confidence."

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