Sheila Darwin from Merseyside
‘My first involvement with
St John Ambulance was at the age of 18 when I met my future
husband, Jimmy. He was already a volunteer and we met
after completing our Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.
Jimmy informed me that the local unit was having a trip to Wales
to go rock climbing and asked if I wanted to go along. However, I
was not a volunteer of St John Ambulance. I was told I could enrol
for the weekend but almost 40 years later I am still
involved now as a Fellowship volunteer.
My time with St John has placed me in the presence of the Queen
in Hyde Park, the Duke of Edinburgh on four occasions and Princess
Anne when our children were representing Merseyside Cadets at the
Priory Church, Clerkenwell. I have had the pleasure also of
attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace.’