News stories from November 2009

National competition tests first aid skills
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Two friends who met when they were St John Ambulance Cadets dazzled judges with their life savings skills and first aid knowledge to win the St John Ambulance UK First Aid Championship.
Emergency response to severe weather
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St John Ambulance volunteers were called into action at 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 19 November) to provide emergency support to the communities of Cumbria.
St John's Gate a 2012 landmark
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St John’s Gate, the historic home of the Order of St John and a landmark in Clerkenwell since 1504, has been picked by Londoners to represent Islington on a commemorative badge for the 2012 Olympics.
Young Persons' Trustee appointed
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St John Ambulance, one of the UK’s largest youth organisations, has appointed its first Young Persons’ Trustee. The charity has chosen 26-year-old Danny Sharpe, a doctor and volunteer from Middlesex, to further its commitment to youth participation.
Lewes Bonfire first aid
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Over 140 dedicated St John Ambulance volunteers were out in force on bonfire night to attend to the medical needs of revellers at the annual Lewes Bonfire celebrations.