News stories from December 2008

Volunteers save life at Boxing Day football match
A football fan’s life was saved by the quick actions of St John Ambulance volunteers at the Boxing Day football match at Villa Park.
First aid for festive fun
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With the office party season now in full swing, volunteers in the capital have been helping to deal with the demand on the London Ambulance Service, by helping to staff ‘drunk tents’.
St John offers support during unprecedented winter demand
Dedicated volunteers will be providing ambulance crews throughout the winter, offering support to the over-stretched ambulance service at one of the busiest times of the year.
Sussex volunteers evacuate flood victims
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Volunteers in Sussex were called into action to evacuate patients from a nursing home that was flooded when a nearby river burst its banks.
Free festive fun pack for children
St John Ambulance in Hampshire has launched a Christmas mini-comic for youngsters, packed with activities that entertain as well as educate about first aid.
Jersey volunteers win funding
Young carers in Jersey now have the opportunity to fly high thanks to Flybe and the people of the community who voted St John Ambulance as an 'Island Hero'.
Medical students join St John
A special scheme has been launched in Lancashire which could become the blueprint for helping to widen the skills and experience of future doctors across the country.
National first aid challenge
Two railway workers from Derby dazzled judges with their life savings skills and first aid knowledge to win the St John Ambulance UK First Aid Championship, sponsored by Tarmac.