Eric Allcock from Nottingham

Eric Allcock, 1960sEast MidlandsFirst aid is a way of life for me and my wife Doreen. More then 40 years on and with 80 years’ combined service to the first aid charity between us, we continue to carry out first aid duties at public events across the Hucknall, Linby and Papplewick areas.

We have used our first aid training to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved on more than one occasion, including a serious road accident on the M1 motorway.

We treated the casualties before an ambulance arrived. One of my most memorable public duties with St John Ambulance was travelling to London for Sir Winston Churchill’s State Funeral when I was 17 years old.

We have been recognised for our contribution towards providing first aid by being invested into the Order of St John.

 

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