Celebrating 80 years of St John's Ambulance in Halesowen

MP, James Morris attended the Halesowen base of St John Ambulance on Saturday as he met with young volunteers to celebrate eight decades of their presence within the town.

The Manor Way site has been in use since 1966 and trains young people with vital life-saving skills that can be deployed in emergencies.

The MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis had the chance to see demonstrations for himself, as well as view the exhibitions detailing the unit’s history.

Volunteers from St John Ambulance regularly volunteer at local events, as well as giving up their time and to fundraise and train others, and many youngsters go on to put their skills to good use by working in the NHS. James said:

"Many lives are saved as a result of the dedication of St John Ambulance volunteers, and it was great to join the new Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Andrea Goddard, and other members of the community, to pay tribute to the Halesowen unit’s 80 years of service to our area.

“I was very impressed by the dedication and knowledge of the young volunteers I met and I thank them for the vital work they do. The ability to save a life is one of the most important skills we can learn, and it’s a good opportunity to pay tribute to the work of St John Ambulance across the country as they deliver important first aid advice and training.”

Judith Morris BEM, Unit Manager at Halesowen Youth Services Unit, added: “It is always our pleasure to have James attend the Unit and Saturday's celebration of our 80th birthday and open morning exceeded my expectations.

"Badgers and Cadets invited their parents to demonstrations of their skills, along with past Cadets, visitors from both our Area and County Leads. All enjoyed our doors being open once again, with tea, coffee and cake.

“Happy Birthday Halesowen Youth Service Unit!”


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