Padiham schoolboy tickled pink to raise money so more people can learn life saving skills

Schoolboy Kai Crawford was so inspired by first aid training he received he decided to raise money to help more people learn life saving skills.

Friday, 29th June 2018, 3:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:14 pm
Kai Crawford did a sponsored walk to raise 81 towards funding first aid training by Millie's Trust.

Kai was one of several pupils who were taught a range of skills by Millie's Trust at Padiham Primary School.

When he heard that the trust was set up by Joanne and Dan Thompson after their baby daughter, Millie, died at just nine months old after choking on food at nursery, Kai decided he wanted to do something to help.

Joanne is a former pupil at Padiham Primary and her mum, Jackie McInnes, is office manager there.

Kai (11) asked family and friends to sponsor him during the daily Mile A Day routine the children do everyday at the school to keep fit.

And Kai even went a step further by dressing in pink, the Millie's Trust colour, to walk the five miles and raise £81 which will go towards first aid training.

Kai said: "Everyone in the country and the world should learn first aid because you could come across an emergency at any time and I am glad I now have the knowledge to help someone if they need it."