Volunteers on ice
St John Ambulance answered emergency
calls for help last night (Monday 21 December 2009) by providing
ambulances and volunteers to help the NHS.
Volunteers worked through the
night in deep snow and ice at Basingstoke and Alton to
help those stranded.
The charity was asked by police to take a
supply of blankets by blue light ambulance to rest
centres in Basingstoke and Alton.
One crew was asked to check a group of five
children at a rest centre in Basingstoke, while another volunteer
was asked to take an 80-year-old woman from Alton to her home in
We were happy to help and I am so proud of our members who gave up their time on a freezing cold night to help people stranded by the weather.
Commander, St John Ambulance Hampshire
Pat Morris, Commander of St John Ambulance
Hampshire, said: ‘We have a modern fleet of ambulances and highly
‘We were happy to help and I am so proud of
our members who gave up their time on a freezing cold night to help
people stranded by the weather.
‘As well as the excellent crews on the road,
we had a team of people manning the phones and organising our
St John Ambulance Hampshire was called in
last winter to help colleagues from SCAS and earlier this year it
loaned 4x4 ambulances to the NHS in snow-bound Oxfordshire.