National Volunteers' Week blog - Sue Tudge
As part of National Volunteers' Week, we're publishing blogs
about volunteering with St John Ambulance. Today, we talk to Sue
What inspired you to get involved as a volunteer?
I joined St John Ambulance as a Cadet many years ago as my dad
already volunteered, and encouraged me to join him. St John
Ambulance soon became a family affair - my dad, granddad, aunt,
son, daughter and partner have all been involved!
It’s unbelievable how many amazing volunteers there are within
St John Ambulance. I was inspired to fundraise by my father, who
was always a very active fundraiser. Some of his ideas were a
little random, but they always helped raise funds!
What do you enjoy most about being a St John Ambulance
Fundraising is something I’m very passionate about. Our donors,
sponsors and pavement pounders help save lives, and highlight the
work we do within the local community. So far this year in Coventry
we’ve raised over £5,000 from fundraising at local supermarkets and
other events. We’ve had such wonderful donations from the public,
and it’s also helped boost new volunteer enquiries from all age
What’s been your most memorable moment from volunteering?
I've had so many memorable moments, but the one that stands out
the most is that I met my partner attending a St John Ambulance
training course! What originally started out as a little bit of
banter between two adults resulted in a relationship that has
lasted five years and counting.
Are you interested in becoming a St John Ambulance volunteer?
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