EXCLUSIVE: Myleene Klass: ‘My daughter would have died without first aid training’

MYLEENE KLASS opens up about the importance of first aid training at this year’s St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards.

She has many strings to her bow including music, presenting and fashion designing to name but a few.
But Myleene Klass told Express.co.uk one of her most valuable skills is first aid training after finding herself in a terrifying situation with her daughter years ago.

The mother of two has daughters Ava, nine, and Hero, five, and revealed the unthinkable almost happened when she was a new mum to her youngest.

She opened up about the harrowing experience at tonight’s St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards and discussed why first aid needs to be on the national curriculum.

She said: “I know from personal experience how scary it is when you’re faced with a first aid emergency. When I found out I was going to be a parent for the first time I decided to do a first aid course.

“I didn’t have to use those skills for five years but I’m so grateful I had them. My daughter Hero choked when she was a baby after swallowing a plastic star. First aid skills are so important and could save a persons life.

“I really believe because of the first aid training I’d had, I was able to save my daughter’s life. We need to fight to tell our schools and our government to get first aid on the national curriculum.”

The 38-year old was the host of this evening’s event, honouring everyday heroes who have made big contributions.

Myleene was hosting tonight's St John Ambulance awardsSPLASH

Myleene was hosting tonight’s St John Ambulance awards

She walked the red carpet in a bold red lace dress and kept her eyes shaded from the summer sunshine in big black shades.

She accessorised her look with nude heels and a simple gold chain.

Myleene gushed: “I feel very privileged to be hosting the St John Ambulance awards.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all of the inspiring finalists and hearings their stories.”

Myleene opened up to Express about balancing motherhood with her busy careerGETTY

Myleene opened up to Express about balancing motherhood with her busy career

Myleene opened up to Express in May about the constant trials of motherhood.

She said it can often be a struggle striking that balance between parenting and a busy career.

She said: “It’s a juggling act. And I’m not perfect. But I really think it’s important for my girls to see me balancing a career and motherhood.

“I want them to be raised in the generation where women can have it all. That’s not to say it doesn’t get exhausting and challenging.”

Hopefully more high class celebrities can get behind the first aid course world. We need all participants in our first aid courses to spread the word also and download our new app. Chat about our courses on facebook and start teaching their kids the basics form our first aid courses.

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