The Discovery Team partnered with the Cue Shire, the Cue Sub Centre and St. John Geraldton to hold First Aid Essentials courses so the Cue community could learn the management of common illnesses and injuries. The Shire is a remote community comprising 215 people from diverse cultural and health backgrounds. Unfortunately, there are minimal health and emergency services available.
St. John Geraldton provided non-accredited community initiatives such as a First Aid Essentials Course, which was attended by senior members of the local Cue community and the broader Indigenous community. It was warming to see people who had previously been exposed to life-threatening injuries and self-harm in the community learn lifesaving skills. Evolution also joined our existing partner Auskick to host a BBQ for the Cue Primary School before the First Aid for Children Course. Over 20 primary school students were introduced to basic life support skills like calling ‘000’, CPR, and bandage application. The funding from Evolution for this initiative also included the donation of 20 First Aid Kits to the Cue Sub Centre for distribution to the local community.
In providing these courses, Evolution supports the hopes of the Cue Shire to empower participants through courses catering to their learning capabilities and preferences, aid the community in their capability to sustain a life until medical help arrives, and reduce the strain on local health services. The focus on supporting each other in our communities demonstrated through this event led to the organiser – Exploration Geologist, Honor Wilson – earning an Act Like an Owner Award.