St John Ambulance needs your votes
St John Ambulance is delighted to have
been shortlisted to become The Football League’s Official
Charity Partner for Season 2012/2013. This is an excellent
opportunity but we need your votes to help us win the partnership
and tackle unnecessary deaths.
The partnership, which would help
to raise funds of up to £400,000 for the charity, could
allow St John Ambulance to equip up to 300,000 school
children with life saving skills so they could help in an
emergency. Nothing is more tragic than a life lost needlessly. St
John Ambulance believes no one should die because they needed first
aid and didn’t get it.
Football first aiders
The leading first aid charity already
works with the Football League in providing first aid cover
for a great number of matches. This work alone has already
saved the lives of many individuals, including
Notts County FC supporter Wilfred Doe whose life
was saved after he went into cardiac arrest at a home game.
Wilfred was fortunate to be in the
presence of someone trained in first aid, but it’s not just
football fans that this extra funding could help.
The true value of teaching first
aid in schools has already become clear with many reports
of children saving the lives of their parents,
friends and even strangers.
At the age of 12, Brandon
Flanighan managed to stem the flow of blood from a serious
wound to the head. The life he saved? His
mother’s, who was badly injured after a nasty fall at
Brandon learnt the first aid that would
eventually save his mother’s life along with his friends and
classmates at Morpeth Newminster Middle School through the
St John Ambulance Young First Aider course. The
course is voluntary for schools to add to their curriculum. Had his
school not taken part, his mother may not have been so lucky. She
certainly believes Brandon saved her life.
Vote for life saving skills
Each year up to 150,000 people die in
situations where first aid could have given them the chance to
live. Your vote could be the difference between life and
death, for the person in front of you at the turnstiles,
or elsewhere in your community, so please visit the Football League
website and vote for St John Ambulance now, and
encourage your friends and family to do the same. Voting
closes at 12pm on Wednesday 7