Lifesavers in the running for awards

Sandcastle Water Park, Blackpool

Sandcastle Water Park, Blackpool

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THE Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust have been short-listed for this year’s St John Ambulance First Aid Awards.

The Blackpool attraction is in the running in the Retail, Leisure and Tourism category and the hospital trust under the Public Sector and Not-for-Profit category, in the annual awards scheme, which aims to celebrate businesses, communities and individuals leading the way in first-aid.

Trophies go to organisations who have exemplary first-aid standards and heroes who have been the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

St John Ambulance hopes the awards will raise awareness of the importance of first-aid.

Both local organisations will find out if they’ve been successful at an event in London, on Monday, November 19, hosted by survival expert Ray Mears.

John Child, managing director at The Sandcastle, said: “Safety is of the utmost importance and I am thrilled our staff have been short-listed for their endeavours in First Aid Provisions and Safety.”