Cambridgeshire & Surrounds - Jenny White
Hello, my name is Jenny, I appreciate your curiosity.
Sharing the credence that “everyone should have access to First Aid Training no, matter what their situation in life” I approached Millie’s Trust enquiring how I could champion their service of “delivering affordable first aid” within Cambridgeshire and East Anglia. I was already training and volunteering, and am now thrilled to be joining the team helping to increase the numbers of confident first aiders amongst us.
First and foremost I am a mother to my three boys. My career started in Human Resources, recruitment and training. Dare I say I am a people person and teaching feels like a gift that comes quite naturally to me. It really is an honour to impart knowledge and instil confidence in others. No two learners are ever the same and neither is their motivation, life experience or learning style.
I have always been a first aider and a St Johns Ambulance Volunteer. I qualified to teach First aid in 2010 whilst running a busy childcare recruitment desk. Candidates were often frustrated with the lack of flexible and affordable first aid training and I just knew I would love to be able to teach them. I started training child carers then Pet owners and community groups around my day job and my family.
I had worked behind the scenes at the East Anglian Air Ambulance and more recently taking a career turn away from the corporate world, worked in Paediatrics at Addenbrookes Hospital. A hands on role which really brought it home that simple skills really do save lives. My children were all settled at school so I decided it was time to take the leap and set up The Bridge First Aid. It’s doesn’t feel like work if you have the drive, passion, belief and love.
I deliver industry tailored first aid courses as well as pet first aid and care courses. We are an ageing population, many falling into the ‘sandwich generation’ where they may be responsible for the care of an elderly relative or neighbour as well as a child or step-child, I strongly believe that no-one should be excluded on the basis of cost.
I am completing the Community First Responders course soon too. With such pressures on our already strained Ambulance service these volunteers really make a difference.
Representing Millie’s Trust is a privilege. Delivering skills to those we trust with our most treasured possession; our children.
I believe that unexpected loss can start a chain of events which opens up the opportunity to follow paths we never dreamed about. Dan and Joanne are a shining example, and I know these vibrations resonate to the students too.
I look forward to meeting some of you soon.