Ask me how first aid changed my life

When Mary joined St John Ambulance as a volunteer, three years ago, she had no idea how much it would change her life. Three years on, she’s a member of a volunteer emergency ambulance crew and her involvement with St John has changed the direction of her career. See her story by clicking on the video above.

The St John Ambulance Ask Me campaign highlights the amazing work our charity does. In 2020, we provided over 250,000 hours of volunteer support to the NHS, on ambulances, in communities and caring for Covid-19 patients in hospitals and this year we have partnered with the NHS in vaccinating the nation. In normal years, our thousands of volunteers deliver vital first aid in communities and public events across the nation.

We are also the nation's leading first aid training organisation, helping members of the public gain the skills that help them save lives where they live and work. And our employed ambulance crews are in action, day-in, day-out delivering vital patient transport and acting as back up to the NHS ambulance service.

Next year marks our 100th anniversary of training young people, through our Cadet programme, in essential first aid skills, giving them the confidence to save lives.

Please help us keep our nation healthy, by donating today. Or Get Involved to see the many other ways you could help first aid save lives.

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