Friday, 15 December 2017

Daniel Baird Campaign Appeal

DANIEL Baird was 26 years of age when he was fatally stabbed in the early hours of 8th July 2017, outside The Forge Tavern, Digbeth in Birmingham following a night out with friends. Dan had worked hard throughout his short life and had just been accepted by Jaguar Land Rover and was due to start work at their Solihull site which had been his long term goal.

Dan’s death may have been prevented but there was no first aid or bleeding control kit available. Dan died shortly after arriving at hospital due to catastrophic bleeding.

Dan’s family are campaigning to raise the awareness of knife crime and increase the need for advanced first aid training to incorporate catastrophic bleeding control.

Dan’s family intend to bring to the attention of the public how devastating knife and violent crime has become, and what can be done to change this so that the loss of Dan’s life will not be in vain.

Had there been a public accessible bleeding control pack available Dan may still be with us. The family believe that having publicly accessible bleeding control packs in all major shopping centres, pubs/clubs, public transport stations, all public buildings is a priority given the current risk from extremists, terrorists and the increasing rise in knife and violent crime. Their aim is to reduce and stop knife crime as no family should have to feel this pain.

Lynne Baird hoping to raise £10,000 to set up a charitable organisation which will raise awareness of knife and violent crime and the importance of having publicly accessible bleeding control packs available.

The first step will be to purchase several public access bleeding control packs which will be presented to various businesses and public building. They will also campaign for first aid training to incorporate catastrophic bleeding control. Additionally we will liaise with other organisations to ensure advanced first aid is on curriculum in all educational establishments.

The Basic version of the NAR Public Access Bleeding Control Pack provides 8 complete kits containing lifesaving bleeding control equipment such as tourniquets, pressure dressings and gauze bandages and puts them into the hands of the public to help control bleeding and save lives.

To make a donation please make cheques payable to Unite the Union, clearly marking the back of the cheque “Daniel Baird Campaign” and address to Caren Evans, Unite the Union, 9-17 Victoria Street, West Bromwich, B70 8HX

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