Bristol Harbour Festival first aid

Bristol Harbour Festival 2007

More than 150,000 people attended this years' Bristol Harbour Festival and volunteers from St John Ambulance in Avon were on hand to give first aid.

Over fifty volunteers in two treatment centres, eight vehicles and a cycle response unit treated over 150 patients over the weekend.

Avon's fast-acting first aiders so impressed members of another charity stand also at the festival, that they gave a donation of £1,000 which is being put towards the purchase of a new bike for the cycle response unit.

Thank you for helping my grandson who cut his foot in the water fountains and was rather panicking. I found you very helpful and friendly. You put his mind at rest straight away.

Grateful visitor of festival