Millie's Trust strikes deal with Carcraft to offer life-saving courses

Millie Thompson Photo: ITV Granada

A Greater Manchester-based first aid charity has been given a boost after staff at the used car retailer Carcraft chose it as the firm's first national charity partner.

Millie's Trust was set up by Joanne and Dan Thompson in December 2012 after their nine-month-old daughter Millie died in a choking incident.

The charity works to raise awareness of paediatric first aid and has already given training to 2,500 people across the country.

As part of the new 12-month partnership, Carcraft will work with Millie's Trust to offer family first aid courses to the communities surrounding its showrooms.

Staff will also support the charity with a range of fundraising activities.

Robin Bridge, chief operating officer at Carcraft, said: "We're really pleased to announce this partnership. This year we are working hard to support the local communities around our showrooms.

"We feel that Millie's Trust is a fantastic cause that everyone can get behind.

Millie's parents, Joanne and Dan Thompson Credit: ITV Granada

"I know that Dan and Joanne at Millie's Trust have worked very hard over the last 15 months to raise awareness of paediatric first aid and we look forward in helping them continue this work and training more people in this essential life saving skill."

Dan Thompson, co-founder of Millie's Trust, added: "Myself and Joanne are delighted to be working with Carcraft. Its range of locations across the country means we will be able to offer more courses and train more people than ever before and save more lives.

"This support is essential for us to be able to carry on providing first aid courses throughout the UK."

To find out more about Millie's Trust click here.