New Year's Day Parade

Volunteers safeguarding the public watching the parade

St John Ambulance tended to 13 casualties as over 550,000 spectators gathered on the streets of London to celebrate the 24th New Year’s Day Parade.

St John Ambulance in London deployed 60 first aid volunteers, including Cadets, for one of the World’s great street spectaculars – The New Year's Day Parade.

The parade, which celebrated its 24th year, saw over 10,000 performers from around the world entertain the crowds. The new 2.2 mile route saw them travel from The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, to Piccadilly Circus, then turn right in to Lower Regent St, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur St, Trafalgar Square, in to Whitehall and all the way to Parliament Square.

Not long after the New Year celebrations, our committed volunteers ensured the safety of spectators at this world famous event.

Dave Bell
Assistant Commissioner Operations, St John Ambulance London

Dave Bell, Assistant Commissioner Operations for St John Ambulance London said: 'With yet another large number of visitors to the Capital, not long after the New Year celebrations, our committed volunteers ensured the safety of spectators at this world famous event.'