Lord Mayor shows his support for first aid vision
Volunteer first aiders are preparing
to celebrate a particularly special presence in
the Lord Mayor’s Show proceedings this Saturday 8 November.
Renowned for its excellent service to the Show as first-aid
providers, this year, St John Ambulance gain pride of place as one
of the prime beneficiaries of the Lord Mayor’s
Appeal and as a forerunner to the launch of their vision
of ‘healthy hearts’ in the Capital.
As part of the Show St John Ambulance will demonstrate the
crucial role they play in the life of the
‘The future is already producing new challenges for St John
Ambulance in London and the organisation’s next test is to do all
we can to combat the high incidence of heart disease in the
Capital,’ commented Len Bamber, CEO of St John Ambulance London
(Prince of Wales’s) District.
We are thrilled to have the Lord Mayor’s support for our vision of making London safer and healthier.
CEO of St John Ambulance London
The organisation will use a vast majority of the money raised
throughout 2009 to place over 1000 defibrillators across the City,
in Canary Wharf and in Tower Hamlets, together with the
essential training and support.
‘We have been providing first aid support at the Lord Mayor’s
Show for many years and in addition to taking part in the parade
itself, we are thrilled to have the Lord Mayor’s support for our
vision of making London safer and healthier.’
To celebrate their part in the Lord Mayor’s Show this year,
members have worked alongside premier accounting firm Grant
Thornton to create a very special float, which will illustrate
their intentions to help ensure a legacy of ‘healthy hearts’ for
London. As a gesture of goodwill, Grant Thornton will donate all of
the resources used during the procession to the organisation, for
use in their everyday first aid activity.
As well as the part St John Ambulance London will play in the
parade, they will deploy 120 first aiders, 80
Cadets and six nurses, to staff nine treatment
centres positioned along the route of the parade,
providing essential medical support and first aid. Four cycle
response units will be in attendance and seven ambulances will be
on standby to ensure the quick transportation of any casualty
requiring further treatment.