St John Ambulance fundraisers will be going door to door in South Ribble in coming weeks.
The team will not be collecting cash or cheques, but instead asking people to consider becoming long-term supporters with a voluntarily chosen donation, for as long as they like.
Research carried out by St John Ambulance showed that less than one in five people in the north west have the basic skills that could be the difference between life and death.
As such, as well as recruiting supporters, the team of fundraisers will be issuing residents with a free first aid guide providing advice on how to deal with common life threatening conditions such as choking, heart attacks, people stopping breathing or cuts.
Helena Mellish, of St John Ambulance said: “St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. You never know when you might need first aid. It could be at home, at work, or just out and about.
“We’re working hard to make sure that access to first aid training is a basic right and the funds we raise from generous members of the public are vital in helping us do this.”
For more information about donating, call 08700 10 49 50 or visit: www.sja.org.uk