St John Ambulance, Sheringham
Sheringham St John meet on a Thursday evening 7.30 - 9.30 at their hall in Wyndham Street, Sheringham, UK. At present there are 14 adult members, some very active doing two to three first aid duties a week.
At Carnival time we are much busier!
As well as Adult Members we have
Badgers 6 - 10 years old who meet on a Friday 6 -7.30pm
Cadets 10 - 18 years old who meet on a Friday 7.30 - 9.00pm
What does the Sheringham Branch of St John Ambulance DO?
Provide First Aid Cover for a variety of events - skateboarding, concerts, festivals, theatre performances, fetes, organised walks, open air performances, carnival events, horse riding shows, North Norfolk Railways.
We do most of our duties in Sheringham but also go to Sandringham Flower Festival, Hunstanton Vibe FM Live Show, Overstrand, Cromer, Mannington Hall and Norwich Theatre Royal among others.
Offer First Aid Courses to the general public and to local organisations. This year (2001) we have trained two Brownie packs at Saxthorpe and Aylsham in the basics of first aid.
We have trained adults with learning disabilities to enable them to achieve the First Aid Option of the Gateway Award which is similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Undergo Training Ourselves. This year we have taken courses in manual and casualty handling. Each year we take an essential skills (resuscitation) exam. We are currently undertaking a Care Course. Our nursing officer is giving training for this. We have to renew our First Aid at Work qualification every three years.
Fundraise, as we are a charity and receive no government support. Members are not paid for their services and give all of their time free of charge. We have annual Flag Day - which will be on 6th April 2002 (please give generously).
We also run Tombolas, sell books and have the occasional Jumble Sale. Our hall is let out, which raises a substantial amount of income and helps us to maintain the hall.
We receive donations from many of the events we cover.
Loan out equipment such as wheelchairs and mobility aids to anyone who needs them
Give talks and demonstrations to local organisations
HAVE FUN meet people (2001 Prince Charles and Kenny Ball), make friends and enjoy
Do lots of paperwork filling out forms, correspondence etc.
For more information about the Sheringham St John, how to join, how to help, how to
hire the hall and much more, please contact
Alternatively EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you know about St John Ambulance?
St John Ambulance is the single largest provider of public first aid services in the
Volunteers provide over four million hours of public duty service each year.
Some 82,000 members are committed to teaching and providing first aid and caring for you the public.
There are around 1250 members of St John Ambulance in Norfolk alone.
Without St John Ambulance, many public events could not take place The Royal Norfolk Show, Fakenham Races, Sandringham Driving Trials and the Sandringham Flower show.
St John Ambulance is committed to ensuring that every member of the public has a confident grasp of basic first aid. Each year more than 500,000 people nationally are trained in first aid. Norfolk was the first county to pioneer teaching teachers so that they can return to the classroom and teach their pupils. Through the Young Life Saver Scheme, first aid training is taken into the classroom. Each year more than 140,000 children are trained in first aid. Each year professionals from industry and business are taught basic first aid and other courses. Companies large and small in Norfolk regularly send personnel to be trained in a range of health issues. A new training programme for carers has recently been launched.
Badgers are young members of the St John Ambulance and aged from 6 10 years. There are 30 Badger setts in Norfolk (655 nationally). There are 445 St John Ambulance Badgers in the county (8,973 nationally). Badgers have fun and make new friends in a caring and co-educational club where they are encouraged to think about others. Badgers learn basic first aid in a fun environment and are offered many opportunities not open to their peers outside St John. Badgers is the pre-Cadet part of St John Ambulance. For a Badger, the highest award is a super badger. In 2000 in Norfolk alone, 41 Badgers became Super Badgers.
Cadets are the youth movement of St John Ambulance and are aged from 11 18 years. Through a structured programme of activities within the context of Fun, Adventures, First Aid and Care, Cadets develop personal and social skills. There are currently 433 Cadets in Norfolk (13,755 nationally). For a Cadet the highest award is the Grand Prior Award which takes on average five years to achieve. In 2000 in Norfolk alone, nine Caderts were awarded Grand Prior Awards. Cadets take part in most of the adult duties including The Royal Norfolk Show, the Sandringham Flower show, Cromer Carnival, Fakenham Races, West Norfolk Point-to-Point and Christmas and New Year events.
UNIFORMED & NON UNIFORMED
Without both uniformed and non-uniformed members St John Ambulance could not perform the millions of hours of voluntary work it undertakes. In Norfolk alone each active member of St John Ambulance spends the equivalent of two months in every year helping the public thats roughly 60 days or 1,440 hours. St John Ambulance in Norfolk assists the East Anglian Ambulance (NHS) Trust in times of pressure, particularly in the winter months. Without members of the St John Ambulance, many county events might have to be cancelled.
Would you like to join one of the UKs largest and best-known charitable organisations?
Call: Gill Webster 01603 431639
St John Ambulance
Phone:- 01603 431639