St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance empowers people to step forward in the moments that matter to save lives and protect health. Their volunteer ambulance crews, first responders and youth groups are essential to the resilience of communities. Each year more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through their training programmes.
Community impact is at the heart of St John Ambulance’s work; in Brighton they run a service for homeless people, providing and teaching them first aid, as well as offering them emotional and practical support. Homelessness is prevalent in Brighton, and each year St John Ambulance see hundreds of homeless people come to them for help.
Donation to the Brighton homeless service
In August 2019, the Hospital Saturday Fund kindly donated £2,000 towards the Brighton homeless service. Thanks to this support, the service has continued to provide vital healthcare and first aid training to local homeless people, empowering them to care for themselves or others, whether it be a grazed knee or an overdose.
‘For the better we need help and sometimes people aren’t always friendly, but St John have always been nice, friendly and humane.’
To find out more about St John Ambulance, please visit their website on https://www.sja.org.uk/