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Wear red to support First Aid Day

Friday 9 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

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Wear red to support First Aid Day
The Cook Islands Red Cross Society promoted World First Aid Day at Maire Nui Drive last year. From front left: Ty Connal and Patience Vainerere; back left secretary-general Fine Tu’itupou-Arnold, O’Deniel Titaa Arnold, Ngamata Miriau, and Rose Winters. 21100922.

Cook Islands will today mark the World First Aid Day, which is an international day recognising the importance of knowing first aid.

Cook Islands Red Cross Society is asking businesses, ministries and schools to wear red in recognition of this day and to make a gold coin donation if they can. 

Rose Winters, Red Cross Society’s first aid coordinator and communications officer, said: “We will be setting up a pop up tent outside of BCI from 10am-2pm with first aid activities, a sausage sizzle, and more information on first aid.”

Members of the public are welcome to join in a quiz and answer some first aid related questions or perform a first aid skill such as CPR and bandaging or tying a sling. If they answer correctly or perform the tasks, they will go into a draw to win a free First Aid kit.

There are five first aid kits valued at $50 each to give away today.

Cook Islands Red Cross Society has also donated a First Aid kit to each school in Rarotonga and have sent several first aid kits to Red Cross branches in the outer islands.