Meet The Trainers

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 Croydon.

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

Susan Ploetz

Susan Ploetz

Susan trained as a paediatric nurse after finding her business degree didn’t fit her personality. Since setting up her own business in 2016, Susan has continued to teach first aid. She is passionate about the need for first aid training and loves to work with people from all walks of life. Her humorous and interactive teaching style is thorough and effective.

Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

Gary has been working with young people for over 30 years in a variety of roles. Since qualifying, Gary has worked with groups of adults across the country looking at mental health and how young people can be helped. Every group has been different and the learning has been a two-way process.

Anthony Sigrist

Anthony Sigrist

Anthony is a Mental Health First Aid instructor and has delivered mental health education in a variety of settings from secondary schools to large corporate clients for a number of years. Anthony has used his own experience of depression and generalised anxiety disorder to set up peer-led support groups, firstly as part of his police role and more recently through the founding of Talking FreEly.

Carrie Hollick

Carrie Hollick

Carrie’s love of emergency medicine was sparked by an inspiring first aid trainer when she was a young lifeguard. This led to her qualifying as an Emergency Medical Technician and working with experienced paramedics on the road. What Carrie loves most is teaching CPR to people with no prior experience, knowing that they will leave feeling confident if the worst ever happened.

Steve Kinsella

Steve Kinsella

Steve has worked as a paramedic for 17 years. He joined the ABC Life Support team as he feels it is important for everyone to learn potentially life saving first aid skills.