Attend the world premiere of 'The Young Victoria'

The Young Victoria movie poster

St John Ambulance is offering its supporters a rare chance to attend the world film premiere of 'The Young Victoria' at the famous Odeon Leicester Square cinema on the 3 March 2009.

The glittering event in London's West End will be held to raise funds and awareness for the nation’s leading first aid charity as well as Children and Crisis. Supporters can help raise vital funds by purchasing a limited number of exclusive tickets.

Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese have brought the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power to the big screen.

Outstanding British cast

From being the object of a royal power-struggle, to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson and Rupert Friend, this is a night not to be missed!

Since being set up during Queen Victoria's reign, they've worked tirelessly to ensure everyone has access to first aid treatment.

Emily Blunt

Star of the show Emily Blunt has said 'I'm delighted to help raise awareness of St John Ambulance. Since being set up during Queen Victoria's reign, they’ve worked tirelessly to ensure everyone has access to first aid treatment. Their 43,000 volunteers are committed to training, caring and saving lives at events across the country, and the work they do in supporting the emergency services at times of crisis is invaluable. As the nation’s leading first aid charity, we should all be proud to support St John Ambulance'.

St John Ambulance Director of Fundraising Alastair Mulvie commented: 'We are delighted that John Ambulance has been chosen to benefit from this event. It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of our important life saving work and gives our supporters the chance to attend a world film premiere while raising much-needed funds at the same time.

'We are grateful to Momentum and all those involved in the production for this opportunity and we look forward to seeing our supporters on the red carpet!'

Queen Victoria's association with St John

St John Ambulance has a long association with Queen Victoria as it was in 1888 that the Queen herself granted the Order of St John, the parent body of St John Ambulance, a charter of incorporation in recognition of its pioneering first aid work, making it a British Royal Order of Chivalry with the reigning monarch as its sovereign head.

Find out more about the event how to purchase tickets

The film will be on general release from the 6 March.