News stories from April 2009

SJA at Safety and Health Expo
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
Increase in homeless needs
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.