First aiders treat 812 carnival goers at Notting Hill

Notting Hill Carnival participant

St John Ambulance first aiders helped care for 812 people at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival. Among those treated were people with minor injuries ranging from blisters to bee stings, as well as the victims of two stabbings and two shootings.

Volunteers from the UK’s leading first aid charity worked closely with staff from the London Ambulance Service to ensure those needing treatment were adequately cared for.

If you’re interested in volunteering for St John Ambulance get in touch. You can be a real part of these major events as well as giving something back to your local community.

Seamus Kelly OBE
Commissioner, St John Ambulance in London

Seamus Kelly OBE, Commissioner of St John Ambulance in London, said: ‘We’ve been providing first aid at the Notting Hill Carnival since the 1970s. This year we had over 250 volunteers working each day to make sure carnival goers stayed healthy and had fun. We’re pleased with how our volunteers responded and I’m sure they are all looking forward to a well-earned rest.

‘If you’re interested in volunteering for St John Ambulance get in touch. You can be a real part of these major events as well as giving something back to your local community.’

St John Ambulance volunteers operated 15 ambulances and 11 treatment centres and over 250 volunteers were on hand each day along the carnival route. The volunteers, who provided first aid and medical and ambulance support, included doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance crews and first aiders. St John Ambulance received no financial support for this event.