Supporting National Family Week

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St John Ambulance is supporting the UK’s first ever National Family Week (25 – 31 May), by demonstrating how families can learn first aid and volunteer together with the organisation.

Opportunities for all the family

National Family Week is backed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and a host of celebrities. It will celebrate and promote the benefits of family life, encouraging families everywhere to spend more time together in an environment that is fun, healthy, educational and creative.

Our involvement

You can take part in our first aid courses for the whole family or join and develop communication skills, confidence and much more, from the age of five and upwards.

Sue Killen
St John Ambulance Chief Executive
To celebrate the week, St John Ambulance is encouraging parents, guardians and children to take part in Family first aid courses to help keep their families safe.

The charity is also showcase a range of volunteering opportunities within the organisation to help everyone develop a variety of skills throughout their life, having fun and making new friends in the process. Children can learn more about becoming a St John Ambulance Badger or Cadet and adults can find out more about youth leader opportunities and much more.

One of the many exciting events being run across the country to celebrate family life during National Family Week is the Family Week Picnic; a world record-breaking attempt to create the largest simultaneous picnic. Families will gather in parks, school grounds, sports clubs, at stately homes and gardens to take part in the challenge and enjoy a day out in the fresh air.

National Family WeekSue Killen, Chief Executive says: ‘We’re proud to support National Family Week. It’s easy for all kinds of families to get involved with St John Ambulance and volunteer together to support their community. You can take part in our first aid courses for the whole family or join and develop communication skills, confidence and much more, from the age of five and upwards.’

Find out more

For details of events near you, check the National Family Week website.