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More Than 200 Visitors at Yorkshire Ambulance Service Al Mahdi Mosque Family Fun Day – A Great Success

31 August 2016

More than 200 members of the local community came along to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) Family Fun Day on Sunday 28 August 2016 at the Al Mahdi Mosque in Bradford.

Local residents attended to find out more about YAS, to learn CPR and to have a look around a selection of emergency vehicles, including an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle (RRV) and a Community Medical Unit.

YAS Community and Education Trainer Don Buxton and Resuscitation Manager Jason Carlyon were on-hand to teach CPR and first aid familiarisation. Children were also entertained, taking part in the CPR sessions, playing a game of giant snakes and ladders and learning when to call 999. Two first aid awareness sessions were also held during the day where everyone joined in by asking questions and learning how to perform CPR.

YAS Chief Executive Rod Barnes, Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Stan Hardy and The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford attended to meet residents, YAS staff and experience all that the event had to offer.

Ali Richardson, YAS Membership Manager, said: “This was a fantastic day which showcased the work of the ambulance service and was a great example of partnership working. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Al Mahdi Mosque in Bradford for hosting the event and helping us to deliver a really enjoyable and memorable day for local residents.

“This event is part of a programme of summer roadshows which will see the Trust visit Centenary Square in Bradford from 5 to 9 September 2016 as well as events further afield including Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford and Leeds.”


Photo caption left to right: Dr Aziz Hafiz, Don Buxton, Nabeel Ahmed, Baseer Ahmad, Rod Barnes, The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Nasir Amini, The Lady Mayoress of Bradford, Tahira Aftab, Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Stan Hardy, Madeeha Amini, Ali Richardson, Bushra Amini, Hafeez Mir and Naumana Amini.


Produced By: Corporate Communications Department