Graham Hattey from Berkshire
‘I joined St John Ambulance
as a Cadet, aged 10 years old. It was my father who had an
influence on both myself and my brother joining as he and my mother
had been involved and met through St John. Something that was to
repeat itself as I met my wife, as did my brother through our
involvement with the organisation.
In fact, St John Ambulance is a big part of my family. My great
grandfather ran the Windsor Division and my father, myself and now
my brother have all run the Maidenhead unit at various times.
My father and I both hold Serving Brother awards.
The future is also looking bright as my son is now a member
of the local Badger unit at Maidenhead.
Through the years I have attended many events, competitions,
courses etc. but one highlight is playing a part in the
1999 Royal Tournament, when St John Ambulance were
celebrating 900 years of the Order. St John had one day during the
last ever Royal Tournament to showcase 900 years and I walked on as
a Knight on those early Crusades!’