A young Suffolk-based St John Ambulance cadet has been
hailed a hero. Martin Robbins, an 18 year old
Cadet from Lowestoft, saved a man's life while walking
Martin has been a St John Ambulance Cadet for seven years and first joined to learn
basic first aid skills, while helping others.
After completing his shopping recently, Martin took a
different route home than normal and chanced upon a large crowd of
people, surrounding an unresponsive man. He enquired after the
gentleman and was told that he was unresponsive and not
As many people as possible should join St John Ambulance. Learning first aid is such an important life skill, and you never know when you may need to put it into practice.
St John Ambulance Cadet
Martin quickly took charge of the situation and administered
by a first aider from the Tesco store. The man had started to
breathe and regained responsiveness on the arrival of the
Martin said: 'As many people as possible should join St John
Ambulance. Learning first aid is such an important life skill, and
you never know when you may need to put it into practice.'
As a member of St John Ambulance Martin is one of over 45,000
volunteers across the UK, who devote over five million hours of
service to the community each year.
St John Ambulance is constantly looking for new volunteers to help with providing first aid cover
at hundreds of events across the country.
Over half of the current volunteers are below the age of 25 and
as well as providing vital first aid assistance at a number of
events they also assist the emergency services at peak times, to
help them cope with a sometimes overwhelming demand.
Keith Hotchkiss, Operations Manager for St John Ambulance
Suffolk, said: 'We are enormously proud of Martin's actions.
'He is a shining example of the good work our youth members do
within the county and is proof that learning first aid skills
really can save a person's life.'