News stories from August 2009

Soap star highlights importance of first aid
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Coronation star Vicky Entwhistle has spoken out in support of first aid training after filming dramatic scenes where her character uses first aid to save a life.
Ready to support carnival
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Over 600 first aid volunteers are poised and at the ready to provide medical assistance where needed, when needed, at the spectacular Notting Hill Carnival this Bank Holiday Weekend (Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August).
Roadside baby delivery
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A St John Ambulance crew on a routine journey in Nottingham last week was flagged down by an anxious father whose wife was in an advanced state of labour.
Red Bull world finals first aid
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First aiders are geared up for an electrifying event in London’s legendary Battersea Power Station this weekend.
Mum saves toddler after training
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A Gloucestershire mum came to the rescue of her young daughter when she stopped breathing just days after learning about resuscitation skills during a St John Ambulance training course.
Match day first aid
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With the footbal season kicking off once again, volunteers for St John Ambulance are set to deploy hundreds of first aiders across the country.
Bristol Harbour Festival support
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Organisers of the Bristol Harbour Festival have thanked dedicated volunteers from St John Ambulance for their support at this years' event.
Volunteers care for Pride revellers
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Over 120 dedicated St John Ambulance volunteers have given up their own time this weekend to attend to the medical needs of partygoers at a very wet Brighton Pride.