YOUNG people from Fishguard's POINT have become potential life-savers after taking up the opportunity of a free lifesaving course.

With an age range of 17 to 24, the enthusiastic group of young people chose to commit themselves to complete the Emergency First Aid course, delivered by Maynard Training Services, for multiple reasons.

"As well as feeling more prepared to help preserve the lives of loved ones and people within their community, young people are aware that they have learnt some really valuable skills that could potentially enhance their CV and ultimately help their employability," said Jessica Palmer, Volunteer Coordinator at POINT.

"It is a good skill to have on my CV," said course participant Zoe. "It's always really great to learn new things. Knowing that I have done the course and learnt these skills makes me feel more confident to be in groups of people that might need first aid assistance."

Annabel, 17, added:

"I feel more confident now that I've brushed up on my skills. I feel that I can now help family members and friends with medical conditions and could help to save lives".

Youth skills development officer Helen Bingham said that the training had been really beneficial and was part of ongoing training opportunities arranged at POINT.

The upcoming barista training will be held on October 30 and is open to young people aged 16 – 25.

POINT will also be providing free transport to and from the training venue and a further development opportunity to apply to become a volunteer for POINT's in-house social enterprise The Hatch coffee shop. For more information, please contact Helen Bingham on 01348 871887 or