Hyde Park support

Hyde Park events

While the hot weather conditions have seen St John Ambulance treat hundreds of spectators at the Wimbledon Tournament, dedicated volunteers organisation have also been on hand at Hyde Park’s spectacular summer concert series.

Kicking off with Hard Rock Calling, and playing host to Blur and O2’s Wireless Festival; St John Ambulance members were on site to share the excitement with the thousands of spectators who turned out to enjoy the concerts, and more importantly ensure their safety.

A total of 300 volunteers and 27 ambulances were available to transport those needing further treatment to the nearest hospital over the course of the concert series, where they treated over 900 casualties.

While the warm weather took its toll over many people across the Capital, our volunteers, as always, were out in force to ensure the safety of those who needed it.

Dave Bell
St John Ambulance Assistant Commissioner Operations

As well as providing first aid cover amongst the crowds, St John Ambulance provided over-night support for the crew responsible for set up and break-down.

Dave Bell, Assistant Commissioner (Operations), said: ‘While the world’s eyes were on Wimbledon, our volunteers were also busy ensuring the safety of people throughout London, be it enjoying the Hyde Park Concerts, taking part in the Pride London parade or enjoying smaller local events.

‘While the warm weather took its toll over many people across the Capital, our volunteers, as always, were out in force to ensure the safety of those who needed it.’