St John Ambulance celebrate Olympic success
With Team GB celebrating its most
successful Olympics for 104 years, St John Ambulance is celebrating
a success of its own, having been on hand to provide first
aid to over 3,600 members of the public
at many of the events and celebrations held around the country.
Delivering essential first aid
The final week of the Olympics saw St
John Ambulance supporting the public while they
cheered on two Team GB medallists at the Olympic triathlon, the
men’s marathon and live sites at Weymouth, along with many
In the last week alone, first aiders
dealt with over 1,389 cases of
injury or illness at recognised Olympic events, supporting those
who turned out to cheer on Team GB.
Chris Reed, Head of Volunteering for St John Ambulance, said:
‘All of the St John Ambulance volunteers involved in the events
over the last two weeks should be incredibly
proud of themselves.
Our volunteers have shown that they can be the
difference between a life lost and a life saved and have
provided vital first aid to those who needed it, allowing thousands
to celebrate the success of the world’s best athletes.
Supporting the Paralympics
Preparations will now begin for the
Paralympics, where St John Ambulance will again be on hand to
provide first aid to supporters from 29 August – 9 September.