ABC Life Support was founded in 2010 by Danielle Bridge, who’d previously worked as a First Aid trainer for the St John’s Ambulance.

Working with organisations such as Home Start, Education Youth Service Nationwide, Sure Start Children’s Centres, YMCA, Pre-School Learning Alliance, Spurgeons, Stevenage Educational Trust, Dawn Until Dusk School Clubs and a number of schools and nurseries across the UK has helped establish us as Paediatric and Education Specialists. All our paediatric First Aid courses meet the required content for Ofsted registration.

ABC Life Support are also able to deliver workplace First Aid courses that comply with the requirements as set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). We have worked with Headmasters UK, Taylor Stapleton, Taymount Clinic, Quinn Emmanuel, YMCA, NSC Global Communications and The Hub Group.

We are a recognised training centre registered with the FAIB (First Aid Industry Body).

All our trainers have experience in course delivery with a minimum Level 3 Award in Training and Education. Some have backgrounds in the Fire Service, the NHS and the Police Service and come with front-line medical experience. We also ensure that all our trainers have boundless enthusiasm, fantastic communication skills and a real passion for engaging learners.

ABC Life Support is a Social Enterprise, allowing the company to use their profits to provide paediatric First Aid training to disadvantaged communities. By guaranteeing social impact, we can help companies meet their own corporate responsibility.

*If you’d like to book one of our First Aid courses, contact us on 0800 0467 410 or info@abclifesupport.co.uk

Meet the team

Danielle Bridge

Danielle Bridge – founder and MD

Danielle founded ABC Life Support in 2010 after delivering an impromptu training session with a group of mum friends who were interested in learning about what to do in an emergency. She had two children under two at that stage including a 5 month old and was sharing the knowledge that she learnt from her days as a First Aid Trainer with St John Ambulance. After the session her friends suggested that she set up the business to help deliver this life saving skill.

Literally thousands of people have benefited from the training that has been delivered with those numbers including parents, young people, corporate businesses and individuals from a number of sectors.

Caroline Chalmers

Caroline Chalmers – Office Manager/Booking Co-ordinator

Caroline is the backbone of our office where she combines her fantastic organisational skills and attention to detail, liaising between our trainers and our clients to ensure a smooth course delivery. You’ll probably come across Caroline when you’re booking a course, receiving your certificate or have any payment queries.

Caroline is mum to football-loving Dan and Billy, partner to football enthusiast Russell and walker of Archie the Dog (not sure if he likes football!). Caroline enjoys running and Fruit and Nut chocolate.

Robin Claydon

Robin Claydon – course IQA

As our IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) Robin is responsible for ensuring that we’re following protocol in regards to our commitments as an AoFAQ (Association of First Aiders) Awarding Centre for Level 2 and 3 QCF Ofqual qualifications. He regularly monitors our internal quality policies and procedures and makes sure that our trainers are up to date in their capabilities and training delivery.

Robin is husband to Anita and two boys, Dan and Steve. He is an accomplished photographer and regularly combines this with his numerous travels abroad.


Paul Pankhurst, Non Executive Board Member

Paul Pankhurst – non-executive board member

Paul has spent 24 years in the marketing industry and is the founder/MD of his own direct marketing company Talk Bright. He uses his experience in sales strategy to help steer
ABC Life Support in the right direction.

When he’s not working, Paul’s main passion (apart from his dog) is to take part in triathlons.


Zoe Doherty, Non Executive Board Member

Zoe Doherty – non-executive board member

Zoe has nearly 20 years’ experience of managing projects and generating income for both corporate and charitable organisations including as a fundraiser within the NHS. With her interpersonal skills and expert knowledge of the importance of collaboration, Zoe is a huge asset to the Social Enterprise arm of ABC Life Support.

Zoe enjoys running and family game nights with her husband and children.


Sarah Hughes-Martin, Non Executive Board Member

Sarah Hughes – non-executive board member

Sarah is the Chief Executive for The Centre of Mental Health, a prominent organisation within the world of Mental Health that is responsible for national policy and implementation of best practice within government and organisations across the UK. She has significant expertise in leading from the front in terms of how Mental Health policy and change.

Sarah is a wife, mother and pioneer for all things good, fair and just. She also has a pet tortoise called Elvis.


Associate Trainers

Vickie Kennedy

Vickie Kennedy

Vickie is a qualified primary school teacher and taught in her local area for 13 years. After the birth of her fourth child she retrained as a provider of antenatal and baby classes as well as paediatric First Aid Training.

Vickie runs courses in and around her area of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, covering Ely, Kings Lynn, Haverhill, Sudbury, Ipswich, Felixstowe/Harwich and the borders of Cambridge. To book a course with Vickie, please contact Victoria.Kennedy@abclifesupport.co.uk.

Yvonne Doherty

Yvonne Doherty

Yvonne joined the team as a fully qualified baby massage teacher and added Paediatric First Aid training to her portfolio after completing our extensive Train the Trainer program. She can deliver courses at your premises across South London and Surrey and also runs public courses in her home town of Croyden from her affiliated space Project B at Beanies.

If you wish to book or enquire about a course with Yvonne please contact Yvonne@abclifesupport.co.uk.