Volunteers to be the difference at the royal wedding
700 first aiders on duty at procession
As London prepares to play host to royal wedding celebrations on
April 29, hundreds of St John Ambulance
first aiders will be on duty to ensure that the
event is remembered for the right reasons.
First aid for gathering crowds
Volunteers from the nation's leading first aid charity have been
preparing for one of London’s biggest events by
organising hundreds of trained first aiders, medics and specialist
vehicles to provide first aid for the huge
crowds expected to gather along the route of the wedding
On the day, St John Ambulance will have:
Our volunteers will be on hand to make sure it's an event to remember for all the right reasons.
Commissioner, St John Ambulance, London
- about 700 first aid volunteers
- 22 treatment centres
- 20 crewed ambulances to transport anyone needing further
treatment to hospital. They'll be on the route from the early hours
of the morning to ensure that gathering crowds have access to first
Thousands of well-wishers are expected to line the route
of the procession from Buckingham Palace, along the Mall
and past Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, and St John
Ambulance volunteers will be in place along the route to make sure
that first aid is available to anyone who needs
Helping the country to celebrate
Ann Cable, commissioner of St John Ambulance in London, who will
be in charge of the charity's first aid on the day, said: 'We're
proud that we can help Londoners and visitors celebrate the
'It's bound to be a memorable occasion. Our
volunteers will be on hand to make sure it's an event to remember
for all the right reasons.'
St John Ambulance's staff and volunteers have been organising
cover for the Royal Wedding for several months.
St John Ambulance will be working alongside London Ambulance
Service and the British Red Cross during the event.