Charlotte Maddocks from Berkshire

Charlotte Maddocks, 2000sSouth East‘In 2004, I rejoined St John Ambulance as a divisional nursing officer. An idea was mentioned about taking Cadets to volunteer at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne to provide first aid cover.

Four of us started a committee to arrange planning the challenges that would involve taking 26 volunteers. Sponsored events were planned to help raise the funds including a sponsored 24 hour resuscitation event.

As we boarded the plane to Australia in 2006, we were asked to assist with a medical emergency involving an unconscious diabetic member of the public before even setting off. In Melbourne, we helped the local St John Ambulance prepare the kit for the Games. The adults and Cadets also gained further first aid experience working at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.’

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