News stories from March 2014

Unleash your inner superhero and help save lives
We are challenging people to unleash their inner superhero with two fantastic new fundraising events – the Superhero Skydive and the September Superhero Stroll.
Everyday Heroes honoured for first aid achievements at awards night
The nation’s first aid lifesavers were honoured last night at our star-studded awards event, Everyday Heroes, attended by HRH The Countess of Wessex and hosted by TV presenter Tess Daly.
Army doctor’s marathon fundraising feat
An army doctor will be taking this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in his stride to support the life saving work of St John Ambulance.
Young volunteers honoured at Buckingham Palace
Our youth volunteers were honoured at the Young Achievers' Reception, hosted at Buckingham Palace.
Join Caroline at this year’s Great North Run
Runner Caroline Linares will complete the Bupa Great North Run in September to support St John Ambulance (SJA,) after being helped by the charity’s first aiders during the Virgin London Marathon.
Runner reunited with life savers to finish the race after cardiac arrest
Runner Michael Andrews reunited, on 1 March, with St John Ambulance volunteers who saved his life after collapsing during the Ashbourne Half Marathon last September.
New, adaptable first aid training for students launched
St John Ambulance launched a new first aid training programme for schools, called Student First Aid, on 3 March 2014. The programme allows school staff to tailor first aid training that fits their pupils and the demands of a busy school day.
St John Ambulance joins Free Wills Month
For the first time this month, St John Ambulance is taking part in Free Wills Month from 3 -31 March, 2014. This program allows individuals and couples, over age 55, to get their will written for free by a qualified solicitor.
First mobile treatment centre for Malta
St John Ambulance Malta has been presented with a mobile treatment centre dedicated to the memory of a popular young volunteer who died while returning from a first aid duty last November.