Vital work of St John Ambulance is praised

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MORE than 120 guests went along to an information evening held in Hampshire by St John Ambulance.

The event was held in Winchester and showed people the key work the charity does to help save lives.

Guests included representatives from the emergency services, Rotary clubs, religious groups and councillors and headteachers.

In a presentation, guests were shown what the ambulance service does.

Speakers explained the training, youth work, emergency response and attending of public events, that the service regularly keeps up with.

A display of vehicles used by St John Ambulance in its day-to-day work was also shown.

The ambulances used by St John Ambulance are equipped to NHS standard.

Michelle Dobson, county project manager for Hampshire, said: ‘I am delighted that so many key individuals were able to attend our event.

‘Hopefully now they can help us spread the word.

‘No-one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it, so our work is crucial to all areas of society such as the workplace, community and schools to name just three.’