Preston Mumpreneurs help local parents save lives

Posted on - 12th January, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston

Local mumpreneurs Andrea Kyriskou and Paula Kopydlowski

Dubbed ‘mumpreneurs’ this pair have helped parents to save lives by launching their very own Mini First Aid class.


Paula Kopydlowski and Andrea Kyriskou, who are both from Preston, launched Mini First Aid Lancashire on Friday 6 January.

The class was aimed at teaching parents and carers how to save babies and toddlers lives.

Mini First Aid Lancashire offers a 2 hour class for small groups of parents and carers, which inform people about crucial first aid such as how to deal with cover choking, basic life support, dealing with burns, breaks and bumps, seizures and meningitis, helping to raise awareness.

Andrea and Paula have great experience of teaching, parenting and commercialism, with both having two children each.

Andrea’s sons are rugby enthusiasts and Paula’s daughters love pony’s, so neither mum is a stranger to bumps, bruises or injuries.

Paula used to work as a Waterbabies’ swimming instructor, with a love of working with parents, carers and young children, and Andrea has over 8 years of experience running a small business.

Andrea said: “I had been looking for the right business opportunity and was really impressed by the ethos of Mini First Aid.

“I knew Paula would be great too so I asked her if she would like to go into business together. We can’t wait to get started.”

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The pair have ideas for reaching parents and carers across the county and are keen to offer Mini First Aid classes in schools and pre-school settings, full paediatric courses as well as Mini First Aid corporate classes in the workplace.

Paula said: “Andrea and I are so excited to be working together.

“We met when our children started at school and have both been looking to run a business which has real meaning and purpose. It made sense to build a partnership.

“We want to make sure that every parent in Lancashire has the basic first aid skills to potentially save a life.”

Each class is priced at £20 per person.

You can sign up to a class, and choose one of the various venues where they’re held around Preston, by following the online page.

Have you heard of Mini First Aid? Will you be signing up to a class? Let us know in the comments below

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