Flower show support

Hampton Court Palace Flower show support

St John Ambulance volunteers were proud to offer their first aid expertise at the RHS flower show at Hampton Court Palace last week.

The event, which took place from the 6 until the 12 of July, saw a dedicated team from St John Ambulance in London support the show, which included two ambulances, three treatment centres and a control room, three nurses and over twenty volunteers each day.

The show at Hampton Court is in its 19th year, and was seen to celebrate the 5th centenary of the reign of Henry VIII, possibly the most famous of all Hampton Court’s royal inhabitants, with a Tudor theme that included six gardens, each representing the character of one of the king’s wives, as well as all the usual shows.

The Hampton Court Flower Show is a great event to be involved with.

Graeme Huntingford
St John Ambulance Officer in Charge

The experienced St John Ambulance team provided first aid for the show over the seven days, including one case from outside the show, where St John Ambulance were asked to aid the London Ambulance Service. Of these visitors treated, St John Ambulance transported nine of them to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

Graeme Huntingford, who was the officer-in-charge for the event, said of his team: ‘I am really proud to work with such a dedicated and professional group of volunteers. They really are a credit to the organisation.’

‘The Hampton Court Flower Show is a great event to be involved with and the expertise we have gained from covering previous shows, means were are able to provide the best possible service to everyone out enjoying the event.’