Jean Slater from Derbyshire
2002, I attended the Commonwealth Games in
Manchester. I did a 12 hour shift at the City of
Manchester stadium and we treated dozens of
patients at the station I was at. I remember one of the
security staff burnt his foot at home and came to see us the next
day for first aid.
At Princess Diana’s funeral I was at a first aid post
and the atmosphere was like a celebration of her
life. At the funeral we had no patients. When they
announced that the procession was on its way there was an eerie
silence; scary but exciting. It was a very special event.
I also delivered a baby when I was 16 and had only just
finished my first aid certificate!
It has been amazing to see such historic events in my
lifetime. I am just over half a century myself and have attended
the Commonwealth Games and two royal events.’