Volunteers thanked for tireless work during the summer
The outstanding contribution of St John
Ambulance volunteers who gave emergency support in the areas
devastated by floods was recognised last night at a special
ceremony (Thursday 9 August).
Over a hundred volunteers and staff attended the reception at
the charity’s historical headquarters in London, where they were
thanked personally by St John Ambulance trustees and senior
management. Messages of appreciation were also read out from a
number of MPs including the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.
Once again our volunteers have shown that when it counts, they are there.
‘Once again our volunteers have shown that when it counts, they
are there,’ said Harry Dymond, Commissioner Operations St John
Ambulance. ‘When the communities affected by the floods needed
help, the response from our volunteers was overwhelming. We
had volunteers from 21 counties working day and night to give aid
for as long as they were needed. This reception is our chance to
give something back and to say thank you to them.’
Sir Brian Jenkins, Prior of the Priory of England and the
Islands, marked the occasion by presenting commemorative
certificates to each county involved.