News stories from July 2009

Support in Blackpool hotel blaze
St John Ambulance volunteers have sprung into action as a Blackpool hotel was destroyed in a fire.
Special Olympics support
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Over 2,500 athletes at the 2009 Special Olympics are competing safely thanks to the first aid support of St John Ambulance and the British Red Cross.
Volunteers proud to be at Brighton Pride
Over 120 volunteers from St John Ambulance will be on hand to provide first aid and medical care to revellers at Brighton Pride celebrations next week (Fri 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2009).
T4 on the Beach
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Hard working volunteers braved the bad weather to provide first aid support at this years' T4 on the Beach music event in Weston-Super-Mare Beach last weekend.
Boris learns first aid from Cadets
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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was given an impromptu lesson in how to save a life by St John Ambulance Cadets on a recent visit to Buckingham Palace.
SJA Youth celebrated at Palace
Over 1300 young people including 150 St John Ambulance Cadets have been invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate youth organisations and officially launch a London youth partnership called YOU London.
Lessons in life saving from the fourth plinth
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On Tuesday 14 July at 11am St John Ambulance Hertfordshire member, Alan Popplewell, became a work of art with a difference by demonstrating first aid to around 200 people from the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
Responder helps save river man
A volunteer Emergency Responder in Bristol was the first on the scene to treat a man who had fallen into the River Avon off of Coronation Road.
Flower show support
St John Ambulance volunteers were proud to offer their first aid expertise at the RHS flower show at Hampton Court Palace last week.
Volunteer is work of art
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Volunteer Alan Popplewell, will become a walking, talking work of art, by stepping onto the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, and demonstrating first aid to the crowd, as part of Antony Gormley’s ‘One and Other’ project.