New Year's Day Parade

new years day parade 09, Isle of Sheppey Band

St John Ambulance volunteers represented the nation’s leading first aid charity in the New Year's Day Parade through the capital.

Members of the Isle of Sheppey St John Ambulance Band from Kent marched and played along the route through London, starting at Parliament Square and finishing at Berkeley Square.

The Band was joined in the prestigious parade by Sympathy, which is the oldest St John Ambulance vehicle.

Sandra Stocker, Head of Priory Affairs said: 'Our volunteers were thrilled to join the 10,000 participants in the biggest parade yet. Having Sympathy driving along the route gave us the opportunity to show the 55,000 people in the crowd a bit about our history. 

Our volunteers were thrilled to join the 10,000 other participants in the biggest parade yet.

Sandra Stocker
Head of Priory Affairs

'The band did a great job entertaining the public and we hope we can take part again next year.'new years day parade 09, sympathy vehicle