First Aid Skills: A lifesaving difference

Last week, local MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, visited the cadets at St. John Ambulance in Harrow Road, Carshalton.


St. John Ambulance is a charity committed to making sure that more people can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. They do this through teaching people first aid - about 800,000 people last year alone!


After his visit to the cadets, Tom said, “The cadets at St. John Ambulance are learning life-saving skills. It is wonderful to see young people being trained in methods that could one day help to save somebody’s life.


“You never know when you might need basic first aid techniques. A situation could arise anywhere: at home, at work, or even on holiday. St. John Ambulance plays an important role in enabling children to make a difference. Whether it’s a minor situation or an emergency, the first aid knowledge that they teach will give these young people the confidence to act.”


Sutton’s St. John Ambulance cadets have regular duties at a number of local events, including the fireworks and the Environmental Fair.


To find out more about the cadet programmes for St. John Ambulance, or their other resources and programmes for schools, the workplace, or the community, please visit their website at

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