TWO Hereford doctors have been working with City of Hereford Rotary Club to set up a scheme to teach children how they can save a life.

Dr Laura Handscombe and Dr Morgan Cadman Davies are working with Little LifeSavers, a charitable organisation which teaches basic life support (BLS) skills including management of choking children/ child cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) / adult CPR and the recovery position to children aged nine and above.

"Training is provided at schools, clubs and groups free of charge bookable by emailing," said Laura. "Each session will have up to three instructors, with an adult CPR manikin and a child CPR manikin.

"Training is completely free to all schools, clubs and societies and if you would like to arrange a fundraising activity for the charity to say thank you we would be more than happy to support this."

Morgan added: "This service was set up in response to some incidents of children dying from choking or fitting and bystanders not knowing how to help.

"In Denmark this approach has been rolled out nationally and people are now three times more likely to survive a cardiac arrest as a result.

"This is about giving children the tools to help in an emergency.

"It is also important to make them aware not to put themselves in harm’s way to do so."

"City of Hereford Rotary Club has contributed £900 to the organisation to enable them to buy the three dummies," said the club's John Taylor.