A successful First Aid Awareness Day for Red Cross staff. From left, Patience Vainerere, Ty Connal, president Lisa Iro, Rose Winters, happy supporter Byron Brown and more cheery supporters Carol Crummer and Matakeu Boaza. 22090917
Kind-hearted members of the community chipped in what they could which added up to over $600 cash for the Cook Islands Red Cross Society promoting and creating awareness for yesterday’s World First Aid Day.
The Red Cross Society set up a tent in front of the
BCI (Bank of the Cook Islands) with staff members promoting First Aid and
cooking and handing out free sausage sizzles to “give back to the community”.
Ty Connal from the Red Cross said the generous support
from the members of the public “are very much appreciated”.
The donation will be used to help with the First
Aiders at the upcoming Cook Islands Games.
A First Aid related quiz was also held on the day with
an impressive 16 winners, they will be contacted on Monday by Red Cross to
claim their prizes.
Cook Islands Red Cross Society also donated a First
Aid kit to each Rarotonga school and have sent several first aid kits to its
branches in the outer islands.