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Drowning Prevention Week

It’s drowning prevention week from the 17th – 24th June. Drowning Prevention Week’s (DPW’s) mission is to help everybody across the UK and Ireland, enjoy water, safely.  We at I.M.P.S. fully support this aim and think that learning about the dangers of water is very important for everyone.  Throughout the summer, the risk to public […]

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Dogs and children

Sadly there are far too  many dog attacks on members of the public. The Dogs Trust has put together information about dog safety and the Child Accident Prevention Trust is promoting this as part of Child Safety Week (June 5th – 11th 2023.)  You can download a dog safety fact sheet and lots of other […]

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London Marathon

At last, after a few years of disruption, the London Marathon was back to it’s usual time of the year. We had an amazing team of runners this year who all finished the route despite the rainy conditions. We are incredibly proud of them all (and they raised funds for I.M.P.S. on top of their […]

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Harry runs for I.M.P.S.

We are delighted to have Harry joining the I.M.P.S. London Marathon team. He is a junior doctor working in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Harry says  “I’m very happy to have been given the opportunity by Oxford Hospitals Charity to run the London Marathon for IMPS. This will be my first marathon. I remember […]

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Film premier comes to Summertown!

We have launched our new first aid film and it’s going down really well. Last Easter, we spent the holidays with a great bunch of people from The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford Medical Illustration and Winchester University making the film which was partially funded by the RM Moss Charitable Trust and a Tesco Community […]

All three of my children have benefitted from this vital training programme.

My name is Paula and I’m delighted to be running the London Marathon and raising money for I.M.P.S. All three of my children have benefitted from this vital training programme in Year 6 and during my teaching in Oxfordshire, I’ve been lucky to experience this invaluable course first hand. I started casually running whilst my […]

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Child Safety Week 2022

Child Safety Week is here! Child Safety Week is an annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). CAPT’s aim is to help families build confidence and skills in managing the real risks to children’s safety. They want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious […]

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Masonic Lodge donation

I.M.P.S. was delighted to accept a recent donation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire at a charity evening on November 2nd 2021. I.M.P.S. joined 15 other charities who were the beneficiaries of generous donations by the Freemasons of Oxfordshire. Lynn Pilgrim, I.M.P.S. project manger said “It was quite humbling to hear from so many […]

Does your school have an AED?

I.M.P.S. is proud to support the work done by the Arrhythmia Alliance and urge everyone to ensure that their local school has access to a  defibrillator. I.M.P.S. teaches year 6 pupils in Oxfordshire and Hull how to perform CPR and to use a defibrillator (AED) and we are pleased to promote this initiative by the […]

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Parliament debates water safety on school curriculum

On Monday 12th July 2021, the petitions committee debated the importance of increasing water safety content on the schools curriculum following an e petititon of over 107,000 signatures. You can watch the debate here.  The petition says:  “As a country we see many water-related fatalities every year. We see many more call outs to water […]

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