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We were delighted to recognise and reward St John Ambulance volunteers at the first aid charity’s annual Everyday Heroes impact awards by arranging a complimentary short break for each of the volunteer category winners.
The awards took place on the 24th September (coincidentally the same night as the AA Awards – stretching the R2R team thin!) in London and our very own Katy went along to hear some amazing stories and meet some incredible people.
Katy says: “It was amazing to be part of such an inspiring evening. Seeing the Everyday Heroes with the people whose lives they saved really brings home the importance of what SJA do and we were very proud to be a small part of celebrating the extraordinary difference they make. SJA volunteers are the definition of Hidden Heroes and it’s a pleasure and privilege for us to use the Room to Reward initiative to say ‘thank you’ to them.”
The Everyday Heroes Awards celebrate those that step forward and make a difference when it matters most. The volunteer section of the ceremony recognised outstanding contributions across a range of categories, including training, fundraising, support and events.
Tony Gibney, Volunteer Engagement Manager for St John Ambulance, said: “Our volunteers are essential to the success of our charity. Quite simply, we couldn’t do what we do without them. To be able to give something tangible in recognition of the outstanding contribution and difference they make by volunteering for health in communities is fantastic. Thanks to Room to Reward for making it possible.”
It was our pleasure Tony! It’s a real thrill for us to be part of events like this – we’ll certainly be back!
St John Ambulance is the charity that steps forward in the moments that matter to save lives and support communities. Its highly trained volunteers keep people safe at events nationwide, springing into action to help with medical incidents and emergencies. The organisation also helps the NHS by responding to some 999 calls, as well as transporting patients safely. And every year around 500,000 people, including children and young people, learn how to save a life through its first aid training. St John Ambulance has saved lives and relieved suffering for over 140 years, and – with the support of the public – will do so for decades to come.
Please visit www.sja.org.uk/everydayheroes for more information or search #MyEverydayHero @stjohnambulance