Nearly 2000 are the difference

Door to door fundraisers collecting on behalf of Wesser for London District.

A campaign by first aid charity St John Ambulance to recruit new supporters has raised over £85,000.

Campaign to raise funds

Door-to-door fundraisers are asking people across Hampshire to support the country’s leading first aid charity by making regular donations and nearly 2,000 people have already signed up.

Pat Morris, Commander of St John Ambulance Hampshire, said ‘I would like to thank our new supporters for their generosity.  We are all delighted that so many people in our local community want to help us ensure no-one suffers for a lack of trained first aiders.

I would like to thank our new supporters for their generosity. We are all delighted that so many people in our local community want to help us ensure no-one suffers for a lack of trained first aiders.

Pat Morris
Commander, St John Ambulance Hampshire

‘First aid can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved and thanks to their generous support we can continue our work locally and empower others to be make the difference.’

The current campaign, involving a professional fundraising agency called Wesser, is just one way St John Ambulance raises much needed funds to help provide life saving activities.

The fundraisers are fully trained and clearly identifiable, carrying ID badges as well as authorised materials that explain the work of St John Ambulance locally.  They do not collect cash or cheques.  They will be continuing to fundraise in Hampshire until the end of the year.

The fundraising team is also giving free first aid guides to supporters with advice on common conditions such as choking, heart attacks, cuts and resuscitation