National Family Week a success

national family week

St John Ambulance has been busy raising awareness of first aid and volunteering opportunities for all the family during National Family Week.

First aid brings families closer together

National Family Week is a new initiative to encourage families to spend more time together and St John Ambulance has been showing the abundance of opportunities available. Using open days and roadshows, and giving special offers on training courses, the nation’s leading first aid charity has taught parents and children life saving skills and the benefits of volunteering with the organisation.

This week has been a great success. We’ve had lovely feedback from adults and children telling us how they never realised learning first aid could be so much fun.

Gemma Taylor
PR and Fundraising Manager, St John Ambulance Derbyshire

Of the events that took place, St John Ambulance in Wiltshire ran Emergency first aid child and infant courses for just £5. Meanwhile Badgers and Cadets held fun and informative open days all week long talking to other children and young people about what being a young member involves.

In Derbyshire, meanwhile, St John Ambulance took their marquee and toured the county. Visiting town centres, family attractions, and shopping centres, the team put on first aid demonstrations and spoke to local people about how they can make the difference between life and death.

Gemma Taylor, Derbyshire PR and Fundraising Manager says: ‘This week has been a great success. We’ve had lovely feedback from adults and children telling us how they never realised learning first aid could be so much fun. It’s also been helpful for people to get to meet our volunteers and hear about what taking part in St John Ambulance means. Many families struggle to think of things to do together, but National Family Week has shown that volunteering not only ensures time well spent helping the local community but also brings families closer together through a shared passion.’