Charlie’s 999 challenge for St John

Guernsey resident Charlie Denton is competing in the Hever Castle Triathlon on 29th September to raise funds for St John Ambulance Guernsey and the Cardiac Action Group. His fundraising target is £999. Earlier this year Charlie’s dad Rick suffered a cardiac arrest in the coffee shop at Les Cotils. Two …

Sark resident runs for the Flying Christine

Congratulations and thank you to Sark resident Sally Drillot who took part in the 2019 Great North Run to raise funds for the St John marine ambulance. Sally completed the half marathon around Newcastle in 2 hours 25 minutes. Sally said: “I have been getting sponsorship for the Flying Christine …

Remembering lives lost at sea.

Representatives of St John Ambulance Guernsey have taken part in a memorial service to remember the lives of those lost at sea in Bailiwick waters. The Chief Ambulance Officer, Mark Mapp placed a wreath at the annual Prosperity Memorial Service at L’Eree on Saturday on behalf of St John Ambulance …

Free fuel for Flying Christine.

The St John marine ambulance has been given 200 litres of free fuel thanks to a member of the public and fuel suppliers Rubis. Earlier this year at the Guernsey Marine Traders Boat Show Rubis Channel Islands ran a competition to win a quantity of marine fuel. 3rd prize winner …

Cycle Response Unit on duty this summer

The St John Cycle Response Unit was back on duty for both days of the North Show this August. The specially prepared mountain bike was ridden by Paramedic Dan Jehan, who was one of those instrumental in setting up the CRU about three years ago. Dan is a full-time paramedic …

Meeting the public at the summer shows

St John Ambulance Guernsey has been meeting islanders and visitors at the West and North Shows this summer. Staff and volunteers from the Emergency Ambulance Service, St John Training and the St John Ambulance Guernsey charity were on hand to demonstrate life-saving skills including CPR and how to help someone …

Cardiac arrest survivor presents AED to Les Cotils.

A local businessman who survived a cardiac arrest in Guernsey earlier this year has presented a new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to Les Cotils. Rick Denton was having a bacon sandwich in the coffee shop at Les Cotils when his heart stopped working properly and he collapsed. Two members of …

Flag at half-mast in tribute to UK paramedic

The flag at the ambulance station is flying at half-mast today as St John Ambulance Guernsey pays tribute to a UK colleague who died in a road traffic accident whilst on duty earlier this month. Tammy Minshall, 31, who was a Trainee Paramedic with the West Midlands Ambulance Service and …