St John Ambulance Victoria
ABN: 69 061 844 380
Phone: 03 8588 8888
It costs $6,220 to provide all the equipment and training for a St John Ambulance volunteer.
$6,220 to pay for their green uniform, radio, first aid kit, defibrillator, oxygen
response kit and their intensive training. $6,220 could be the difference between
someone receiving critical first aid, and lying unattended on the ground while bystanders are frozen with panic.
The stakes couldn’t be higher, and the need for your help couldn’t be greater. Because
right now, we simply cannot afford to equip and train all the volunteers needed in our
St John Ambulance volunteers like Trudy Hanson never know when they’ll be called into action. It might be at a public event, like a school fete or a music concert, where teams of volunteers are on hand to provide critical first aid. Or it might be when they’re off duty.
“One day I was driving and I saw an accident up ahead. I pulled over, grabbed my first
aid kit and ran to the scene. There was a pedestrian hit by a car. She was bleeding from
the mouth. She couldn’t breathe. My training kicked in, and I carefully rolled her onto her side to open up her airway. If I hadn’t known what to do, she would have choked to death on her own blood.”
Trudy never lets a call for help go unanswered. She always wants to help others. That’s
one of the things that makes her and all the St John Ambulance volunteers the heroes
they are. But it’s not the only thing. It’s also their training and their equipment—knowing how to save lives, and having the kit to do it. And this costs $6,220 for each volunteer.
Please give now, to provide the equipment and training for a St John Ambulance
volunteer like Trudy, so they can be a lifesaving hero.