Carole Phillips from Lancashire

Carole Phillips, 1990sNorth West‘The volunteers in Lancashire offered me a great deal of support and encouraged me to become a volunteer in the St John Ambulance family.

When the iconic programme ‘999’ was being shown on TV, the BBC offered free training to 1,000 people in 10 different regions for five years. This meant that 50,000 people were trained. I coordinated the Northwest training.

As we were so successful, I was asked to assist with the coordination of road shows in the Midlands, Northern Ireland and at the London health show at Earls Court.

This was an exciting time and my team were incredibly committed to their task. In partnership with Lancaster University we started a session during Freshers’ Fayre where new students could learn basic first aid. It proved to be very successful and is still happening today.’

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