News stories from April 2009

SJA at Safety and Health Expo
nhq-training-students.jpg
As the Health and Safety Executive prepares to change the first aid at work regulations – for the first time in 25 years – do you know how it will affect you and what your company will need to do to comply?
Thousands treated at 09 marathon
2008-marathon-home_v_Variation_1.jpg
Thousands of marathon runners and spectators benefited from the care and attention of St John Ambulance at the 2009 Flora London Marathon.
Volunteers help fire evacuees
nhq_fire_support.jpg
Dedicated St John volunteers rushed in to action at 4.30am this morning (Friday 24 April) to help more than 300 residents evacuated from their homes following a fire in Talbot Road area of Blackpool.
First aid for marathon runners
2008-marathon-home_v_Variation_1.jpg
St John Ambulance has issued crucial first aid advice to marathon competitors for dealing with the injuries or accidents they can expect.
Fun-runner competes for last time
nhq_lloyd_moretom.jpg
Lloyd Moreton, who has run in 125 marathons, including 10 in fancy dress to raise money for charity, has decided this year’s will be his swansong
TV feature saves child's life
nhq_clive_james_and_itv_presenters.jpg
A mother was able to save her child’s life after watching young people learning first aid with St John Ambulance on ITV1’s This Morning.
1,000 marathon first aiders in training
MarathonVolunteers_m.jpg
As the UK’s most dedicated athletes prepare to run the world’s greatest Marathon, the UK’s most dedicated first aid volunteers are too in top condition for this spectacular event.
Grand National first aid support
bks_royal ascot2008.jpg
More than 200 St John volunteers were on hand recently at the worlds biggest and most watched horse racing event, the Grand National, at Aintree.
Hillsborough support
football_duty_v_Variation_1.jpg
Dedicated St John volunteers are providing first aid support at a memorial service today for the 96 Liverpool football fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster 20 years ago.
Increase in homeless needs
ssx_brighton_homeless_service.jpg
The St John Ambulance Homeless Service team in Brighton have reported an increase in the number of people needing their help in the area, which they believe could be linked to the global recession.