St John Annual Appeal 2012
St John calls on New Zealand for Support
The St John Annual Appeal 2012 (June 18-24) is a time for New Zealanders to show their support for the charity so it can be there for our communities, says St John Northern Region Operations Manager, Murray Holt.
“Many people don’t realise St John is a charity. We are calling for donations now so that we can be there for you in your community when you need us most. It’s that simple,” says Mr Holt.
The Appeal focuses on raising funds so St John can continue to provide the range of services it does, including; saving lives and taking very sick or critically injured people to hospital (St John Ambulance service), helping with first aid at events (St John Volunteers); improving the health and wellbeing of people in need (Caring Caller, Friends of the Emergency Department, jointly-run SPCA Outreach Therapy Pets) and teaching people what to do in an emergency and preparing them with vital life skills (First Aid Training, St John Safe Kids and Youth Cadets).
Mr Holt says demand for ambulance services in the New Zealand continues to grow and an increase of 4.4 percent is expected nationally this year.
St John members and volunteers will also be out with collecting buckets throughout appeal week, or you can donate anytime by calling 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646), going online at http://www.stjohnappeal.org.nz/ or donating at any ASB.