St John wins second Pink Paper award
For the second year
running, St John Ambulance has won best ambulance
service in the Pink Paper Awards 2010 – the biggest
lesbian, gay and bisexual awards in Britain.
Top of strong field
The nation’s leading first aid charity beat the
North West Ambulance Service and the
London Ambulance Service, who were awarded second
and third place.
The charity is in good company, winning alongside artist of the
year, Lady Gaga, best film, Milk
and hero of the year, Barack Obama.
The awards are voted by thousands of readers of the Pink Paper
with the shortlist created by reader nominations.
Delighted to win
We are always keen to recruit volunteers who are as passionate as we are about helping others.
Head of Volunteering
Chris Reed, Head of Volunteering, said: 'We're extremely
grateful to have received this award and delighted that our work
has been acknowledged.'
‘Our volunteers are highly dedicated to caring for their
communities and this was evident throughout the year, particularly
between December and February. Through treacherous conditions, St
John Ambulance worked throughout the night to give first aid care
to patients who suffered from fractures and dehydration, as well as
transport the terminally ill in their vehicles.
As the leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance were
also quick to act during an explosion in Shropshire that occurred
earlier this year. Volunteers were on scene within five
minutes and gave emergency support to 29 injured
‘These are only just a couple of examples of how our work helps
the community, but first aid is an essential skill that can help in
any scenario. We are always keen to recruit volunteers who
are as passionate as we are about helping others.’