Another successful year for our volunteers at Bingley Music Live

 Another successful year for our volunteers at Bingley Music Live

Last weekend St John Ambulance volunteers used their life saving first aid skills to help 99 people at Bingley Music Live.

On hand to help save lives

Bingley Music Festival is just one of the many public events where our amazing volunteers are on hand to help whenever someone’s in need of first aid.

Once again, this year was a successful event for both us and the festival organisers. Over the three-day festival there were 99 people who needed help and, thanks to our quality care, only four of these needed to go to hospital. The rest were able to go back to their friends and enjoy the likes of headline acts Example and Pet Shop Boys. Fancy joining us and saving lives too? Learn how to become a volunteer.

Proud to support one of UK's 'Best Medium Sized Festivals'

Launched in 2006, Bingley Music Live is an indie pop music festival in the small rural Yorkshire town of Bingley. The festival is run by Bradford City Council. St John Ambulance have been involved with Bradford Metropolitan District Council since 2010 and have now become an important part of the Bingley Festival Management Team.

We are proud to support this popular festival which, in 2012, was voted one of the top 10 of the UK Festival Awards' ‘Best Medium Sized Festivals’. In previous years, headline acts have included Chase and Status (2011), Razorlight (2012) and Primal Scream (2013).

Michael Jackson, Regional Assurance Manager in the North East region, said: ‘Our staff really enjoyed taking part in the festival. The crowd was light-hearted and friendly so there were plenty of opportunities for our volunteers to talk with the public and tell them about what we do and how first aid can be the difference between life and death.'

All extra income from our event services helps fund our charitable work. Donate to help us build a nation of first aiders.