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Over 1,000 Bradfordians Stop By for Free City Centre Event

03 June 2016

Centenary Square in Bradford was turned into a blue light zone last week as the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust's (YAS) Summer Roadshow came to town.

Bradford residents were invited to come along to the free event in Centenary Square where the YAS Team were on hand to offer free first aid training including life-saving cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Attendees included Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Bradford and the Lady Mayoress who joined the event on Thursday 26 May 2016 to meet YAS Chief Executive, Rod Barnes and refresh their CPR training.

Pictured are the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford with YAS Chief Executive, Rod Barnes (back row centre), YAS Membership Manager Ali Richardson (front row centre) and the YAS Roadshow Team.

The event offered local people the chance to have a look inside a YAS ambulance and to find out more about the Trust's services including what goes on behind the scenes when a 999 call is made.

There was also the opportunity to have a look around a vintage ambulance kindly on loan from the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield. The 1986 Ford Transit highline vehicle was in service from 1986 to 2001 when it passed to St John Ambulance before beginning its career as an exhibition vehicle at the national museum in 2013.

Free activities for children were on offer along with information on volunteering or working for the ambulance service and the Trust's Charitable Fund mascot, ParaTed, also made a guest appearance.

The event is part of a programme of summer roadshows which will see the Trust visit the Carlisle Centre in Bradford from 12 to 15 July 2016 as well as events further afield including Scarborough, Hull and Sheffield.

Ali Richardson, Membership Manager, said, "We had a fabulous time at the roadshow despite the wet weather and over 1,000 people stopped by to brush up on their first aid skills or to learn more about the ambulance service. We'd like to thank everyone who came along and we're looking forward to visiting the city again later in the summer."

Produced By: Corporate Communications Department