On duty with Pudsey Bear!

Last weekend some of our volunteers were on duty at the BBC Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need with the famous Pudsey Bear. Around 200 people turned up for the event, which was probably the only one of its kind in the British Isles, where people could freely meet in …

St John Ambulance Guernsey Presentation Afternoon

Congratulations to all the Badgers, Cadets and adult members of St John who received awards at our annual Presentation Afternoon. The event normally takes place in the spring, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Best Badger (Male): Sarnian Division – Brandon Leech Corbet; Brock Division – Elliot Jones. …

Grand Prior Award for Alexia

Congratulations to St John Ambulance Guernsey Cadet, Alexia Rosamond who has been presented with the Grand Prior Award. The award recognises a self-motivated and capable young person’s ongoing commitment, compassion and support. It involves cadets completing 24 subjects at different levels; 8 bronze, 8 silver and 4 gold. Alexia was …

Restart A Heart 2020: Get Hands On

  When someone collapses and stops breathing normally, it is important to quickly call 999, perform hands-only CPR and use a defibrillator (AED). Anyone can be affected by a cardiac arrest at any time and without intervention the person will quickly die. Islanders have the opportunity to learn these life-saving …

HMS Charybdis and Limbourne memorial service.

Representatives from St John have taken part in the annual memorial service to remember the lives lost in the sinking of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne in 1943. The Royal Navy cruisers were sunk by German torpedoes during Operation Tunnel in October 1943. 504 servicemen died in the sinking and …

Marc Trickey to retire as St John Chaplain

Father Marc Trickey is to retire as Chaplain of the Commandery of St John in the Bailiwick of Guernsey after 15 years in the role. The Very Reverend Marc Trickey was appointed as County Chaplain, Bailiwick Staff, Guernsey, by the Priory Dean of St John England in 2005, having been …

Emergency Services Day 2020

The Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey has paid tribute to emergency service workers on 999 Day. 999 Day is a national initiative which started in 2017 and is a chance for all Emergency Services to be celebrated. The event is also an opportunity to remember 999 workers who have died in …