Supporting National Family Week
St John Ambulance is supporting the
UK’s first ever National Family Week (25 – 31
May), by demonstrating how families can learn first aid
and volunteer together with the organisation.
Opportunities for all the family
National Family Week is backed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown
and a host of celebrities. It will celebrate and promote
the benefits of family life, encouraging families
everywhere to spend more time together in an environment that is
fun, healthy, educational and creative.
You can take part in our first aid courses for the whole family or join and develop communication skills, confidence and much more, from the age of five and upwards.
St John Ambulance Chief Executive
To celebrate the
week, St John Ambulance is encouraging parents, guardians and
children to take part in Family first aid
to help keep their families safe.
The charity is also showcase a range of volunteering opportunities within the
organisation to help everyone develop a variety of skills
throughout their life, having fun and making new friends in the
process. Children can learn more about becoming a St John Ambulance
Badger or Cadet and adults can find out more about youth leader
opportunities and much more.
One of the many exciting events being run across the country to
celebrate family life during National Family Week is the Family
Week Picnic; a world record-breaking attempt to create the largest
simultaneous picnic. Families will gather in parks, school grounds,
sports clubs, at stately homes and gardens to take part in the
challenge and enjoy a day out in the fresh air.
Killen, Chief Executive says: ‘We’re proud to support National
Family Week. It’s easy for all kinds of families to get involved
with St John Ambulance and volunteer together to support their
community. You can take part in our first aid courses for the whole
family or join and develop communication skills, confidence and
much more, from the age of five and upwards.’
Find out more
For details of events near you, check the National Family Week