Volunteers needed for First Aid cover in March

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A Fenland charity is appealing for volunteers to help ensure it can provide vital first aid during a busy year ahead.

The St John Ambulance cadet unit in March is looking for both adult and child volunteers to fill a number of roles, to help it provide first aid cover at community events running right up to Christmas.

Beryl Fernandez, a volunteer at the unit, said: ‘We’re really keen to hear from people who would be interested in volunteering for the adult unit. Our event bookings are looking busy now and we will be providing first aid cover at the Parson Drove Car, Bike and Trike Show, the Wisbech and District Vehicle Club’s annual road run, the March Christmas market and other public gatherings in the local area.”

She said youngsters are also needed to help revitalise the charity’s Cadet unit, for those aged between 10 and 17, and to develop its Badget sett, for volunteers aged from seven to 10.

Adult volunteers will learn first aid and provide cover at events, delivering treatment to members of the public who require it. There are also opportunities for support volunteers, who do not attend events but instead assist with the running of the unit. No previous first aid experience is necessary.

Anyone interested in joining the unit can email: beryl.fernandez@sja.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion. Applicants for adult roles will need to pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To find out more visit www.sja.org.uk