News stories from August 2008

The Great British Duck Race
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The Great British Duck Race is set to take place this Sunday 31 August will see rubber ducks take to the water to race down a dedicated 1km course of the River Thames at Molesey Lock, near Hampton Court Palace.
Notting Hill casualties
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First aiders worked around the clock alongside the London Ambulance Service to ensure party-goers had a great time at the Notting Hill Carnival over the bank holiday weekend.
Bank holiday first aid
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Volunteers in Merseyside spent their bank holiday weekend providing first aid support at the two biggest events in the county last weekend.
First aid at Visa 2012 party
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London's Olympic handover party saw dozens of excited party-goers requiring medical treatment in and around St James's Park at the weekend.
London 2012 Olympic handover
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On 24 August St John Ambulance helped mark the official handover of the Olympic flag from Beijing to London by raising the flag at the charity's headquarters as well as caring for those enjoying celebratory parties.
500 first aiders at Notting Hill Carnival
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Over 500 first aid volunteers are set to provide medical assistance at the spectacular Notting Hill Carnival this weekend.
Motorist saved by first aider
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A St John Ambulance first aider put his skills into action to help save the life of Gloucestershire man who had a heart attack while driving his car.
Volunteer helps crash victims
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A 20-year-old first aider from Cheadle who had completed a St John Ambulance first aid course days earlier was the first on the scene at Monday night's bus crash in Alton, involving 70 migrant workers on a day-trip to Alton Towers.
V Festival first aid
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The annual V Festival is rocking Hylands Park this weekend, and St John Ambulance are set to provide firtst aid at the popular event.
Support for care home evacuees
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18 residents who were evacuated from The Hollies Care Home in Retford, Nottingham last week have now returned home with the help of St John Ambulance volunteers.
St John supports Heart Attack Awareness Day
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St John Ambulance is lending its support to the British Heart Foundation's latest campaign which launched on the eve of Heart Attack Awareness Day (11 August).
Care at Pride
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Over 100 volunteers from St John Ambulance in Sussex were on hand to provide medical care at this years Pride in Brighton and Hove, for the sixteenth year running.
First aid at Red Bull Air Race
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First aid volunteers played a major part at the Red Bull Air Race in London last weekend, providing assistance to over 50 spectators during the two day event.