Volunteers to be the difference at the royal wedding

700 first aiders on duty at procession

First aid volunteers at an event

As London prepares to play host to royal wedding celebrations on April 29, hundreds of St John Ambulance first aiders will be on duty to ensure that the event is remembered for the right reasons.

First aid for gathering crowds

Volunteers from the nation's leading first aid charity have been preparing for one of London’s biggest events by organising hundreds of trained first aiders, medics and specialist vehicles  to provide first aid for the huge crowds expected to gather along the route of the wedding procession.

On the day, St John Ambulance will have:

    Our volunteers will be on hand to make sure it's an event to remember for all the right reasons.

    Ann Cable
    Commissioner, St John Ambulance, London
  • about 700 first aid volunteers 
  • 22 treatment centres
  • 20 crewed ambulances to transport anyone needing further treatment to hospital. They'll be on the route from the early hours of the morning to ensure that gathering crowds have access to first aid care.

Thousands of well-wishers are expected to line the route of the procession from Buckingham Palace, along the Mall and past Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, and St John Ambulance volunteers will be in place along the route to make sure that first aid is available to anyone who needs treatment.

Helping the country to celebrate

Ann Cable, commissioner of St John Ambulance in London, who will be in charge of the charity's first aid on the day, said: 'We're proud that we can help Londoners and visitors celebrate the royal wedding.

'It's bound to be a memorable occasion. Our volunteers will be on hand to make sure it's an event to remember for all the right reasons.'

St John Ambulance's staff and volunteers have been organising cover for the Royal Wedding for several months.

St John Ambulance will be working alongside London Ambulance Service and the British Red Cross during the event.