News stories from January 2009

St John volunteers carry out Devil's Dyke rescue
Volunteer members of St John Ambulance were involved in a dramatic rescue last night after three men were injured while tobogganing at Devil’s Dyke near Brighton, Sussex.
Chinese New Year support
Volunteer first aiders are set to support celebrations in the capital this Sunday (1 February 2009) as communities come together for Chinese New Year.
Lord Mayor learns first aid
As part of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Appeal, St John Ambulance in London is set to place over 1000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across the City of London and Tower Hamlets.
The Streets' frontman Mike Skinner treated by first aiders
The Streets’ frontman, Mike Skinner, needed treatment from St John Ambulance and paramedics after a gig at The Cambridge Corn Exchange on Tuesday 27 January.
First Aid Awareness Week coming soon
What better time to learn how to save a life than during First Aid Awareness Week? (2-9 February 2009).
Sam Lawday appointed St John Ambulance Cadet of the Year
Sam Lawday from Dorset has been named the St John Ambulance National Cadet of the Year 2009.
Lifesaving lessons in Gambia
A kindhearted grandmother and former nurse from the North East has just returned from a trip to the Gambia - after giving lifesaving tips to people in the local community.
Schoolboy saves mum's life
A cool-headed schoolboy from the North East has been hailed a hero after his calm and precise use of first aid saved his mother’s life.
St John wins Pink Paper award
St John Ambulance has won best ambulance service in the Pink Paper Awards 2009 – the biggest lesbian, gay and bisexual awards in Britain.
First aid winners needed
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St John Ambulance is looking for young first aid heroes and the best school first aid team, as the charity launches two exciting competitions for young people.