ITV’s Daybreak recognises the importance of first aid
volunteers over Christmas
St John Ambulance volunteers featured on
Daybreak on 11 December to highlight
the life saving work they do in communities
over the Christmas party season.
First aid for Christmas revellers
Frontline’ focused on the Shrewsbury Safer Nights
project, Shropshire, to show how the charity’s volunteers
are dedicated to providing first aid to
those who need it and ensuring the safety of others.
Footage was shown of a St John Ambulance
team being the difference by attending to
party-goers who suffered from minor injuries, such as cuts and
bruises, as well as major ones including fractures and severe
The charity has helped to set up
treatment units like the one in Shewsbury in other
parts of the country, such as Sunderland and
Suffolk, to assist people who find themselves in a
vulnerable state during the run up to Christmas.
Glen Curry, Regional Events
Manager for St John Ambulance in the West Midlands,
‘We have a team of highly-trained first
aiders, nurses and paramedics who will be volunteering their
services to support party-goers or anyone who requires first aid
support in the town centre streets during this busy period.
Having centres like these available means
people can get treatment quickly, which could be the difference
between a life lost and a life saved in an emergency.’
While it is important to have fun over
Christmas, St John Ambulance reminds everyone to stay safe while
partying by keeping hydrated, being prepared for all weather
conditions, and seeking help from those around them if needed. The
charity also has a free St John Ambulance iPhone and
Android App for vital first aid while on the go.