Lincoln mum turns life-saving skills into her business

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Lincoln mum Vicky Drewery is turning her life-saving skills into a business and started a franchise of Mini First Aid covering the city and the surrounding villages.

Mini First Aid Lincolnshire aims to teach parents and carers the skills required should they need to help out a child in need of medical attention in situations such as choking and febrile seizures, as well as providing awareness around meningitis.

Vicky said: “I am a mum to two boys, Alfie, seven, and Woody, three, so I understand the worries and concerns parents face when their little ones get sick or injured.

“I have also been an on board manager for a long haul airline for 15 years where I undergo yearly medical exams and have dealt with many medical emergencies.”

The classes are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style and cover the basics of life saving first aid.

“I just want to share my first aid knowledge with other parents to give them confidence in a medical situation,” Vicky added.

“The actions carried out in the first few minutes while waiting for an ambulance can be key to saving someones life and I feel it is very important for anyone with children in their care to have this life saving skill.”

There are around 30 franchises of Mini First Aid across the country and this will be the first one in Lincolnshire.