Tim Everard from Sussex
to 25 years ago the Secretary General was responsible, under the
Great Officers, for a general overview of most activities of the
two foundations of the Order, the St John Opthalmic Hospital,
Jerusalem and St John Ambulance. There were many inspiring and
encouraging events, both for training and for operations.
I remember the St John Ambulance response to the official
ambulance strike in the early 1990s when SJA answered
thousand of emergency call-outs which earned us many
The Hospital in Jerusalem faced its habitual
problems with extraordinary courage and we were able to
fund a new clinic in Gaza – which since its opening has
treated up to 20,000 patients in a year.
‘We also had the exciting challenge of the "Over to you,
John" campaign sponsored by Safeway. The target
was £5,000,000, which was achieved.’