Wendy Rushby from Derbyshire
generations of my family have been key volunteers of St John
Ambulance in Derbyshire.
We have been involved in many key events over the years. My mum
went to Rome in 1980 as part of the ‘Year of
Nursing,’ working in an Italian hospital. She returned two
years later and met the Pope while on duty in Vatican Square.
As part of the SJA Centenary in 1987,
the whole family went to Hyde Park where there
were thousands of people. I also took part in the celebration at
the Albert Hall to mark 60 years of the Cadets.
The biggest event I have been involved in was Princess
Diana’s funeral when we provided first aid for crowds who
lined the route to Althorp in Northamptonshire where she was
My role now is training others in first aid, which is