Charlotte Maddocks from Berkshire
‘In 2004, I rejoined St John
Ambulance as a divisional nursing officer. An idea was mentioned
about taking Cadets to volunteer at the
Commonwealth Games in Melbourne to provide first
Four of us started a committee to arrange planning the
challenges that would involve taking 26 volunteers.
Sponsored events were planned to help raise the funds
including a sponsored 24 hour resuscitation event.
As we boarded the plane to Australia in 2006, we were
asked to assist with a medical emergency involving an
unconscious diabetic member of the public before even setting
off. In Melbourne, we helped the local St John Ambulance
prepare the kit for the Games. The adults and Cadets also gained
further first aid experience working at the Melbourne Cricket