Our commitment to you

Your gift will change lives. We are enormously grateful to those whose generosity makes our work across the country possible. In recognition of your support, we will provide:

Advice and insight: we’ll help you understand the different areas of our work. You can choose to support the projects that are the most important to you.

Dedicated staff member: a member of our philanthropy team will work alongside you to ensure we meet your goals as a supporter. We will also make sure that your level of involvement suits you and your lifestyle.

Bespoke updates: we’ll provide bespoke updates on the work you are supporting. You’ll also be the first to hear our latest news.

Opportunities: You'll have the opportunity to visit the projects you’re supporting, meet our people, and see first hand the difference your support is making. As a thank you from us, we will also invite you to receptions and networking events, where you can meet other like-minded supporters.

We will always make sure that your involvement with the charity suits you and your lifestyle.

Mary, St John Ambulance student volunteer


Mary's story 

When the coronavirus outbreak reached the UK, St John Ambulance supported the NHS by providing trained volunteers to work in hospitals up and down the country. Like hundreds of others, Mary signed up to help in any way she could. She tells us about her experience volunteering at the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London: 

I must admit at first, I was a little apprehensive about helping out on the wards. I’d never worked in a hospital environment before. I knew the patients would be very unwell, however, the induction session from the NHS calmed my nerves. Our roles would cover watching patients, helping to move them into a more comfortable position in bed, taking basic observations and, more importantly, talking to them. 

"The memory that sticks with me the most is first time I cried on the ward."

A lot of patients had lost the ability to mobilise. I spent a lot of time with one man who was determined to sit up in bed. Eventually, he managed to get himself up.

Afterwards he pulled me close - he was crying so much - and looked me in the eyes and thanked me. He blew me a kiss and said how much he loved me: I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.” 

Read Mary's full story.

By supporting St John Ambulance you make it possible for volunteers like Mary to make a difference. 


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To find out more, please contact the team by emailing philanthropy@sja.org.uk or calling 020 7324 4182

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