We've just been voted NZ's Most Trusted Charity for the seventh time.

​St John has been voted New Zealand's Most Trusted Charity for the seventh time in the 2020 Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brands survey.

The annual survey is conducted by the magazine throughout the world. In New Zealand, a representative sample of 1,500 Kiwis rated brands on a trust scale of 1-10.

CEO Peter Bradley says it is humbling that New Zealanders continue to place trust in St John to do the right thing by their money by putting it towards essential emergency ambulance and community health services.

"We are operating in a very challenging environment right now," he says. "We are honoured that our patients have welcomed us into their homes and communities to help them in their time of need and remain committed to doing our best to serve New Zealanders."

"The continuing support of St John by Kiwis tells us we are hitting the right mark and that we are valued and appreciated. It means that all the work our entire team of staff and volunteers do across all communities truly makes a difference to peoples' lives."

The two highly commended charities alongside St John's win are also focused on health and saving lives – Westpac Rescue and the Starship Foundation.

The Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brands survey is conducted by Catalyst Research, which asks a representative sample of New Zealand to rate the brands they trust the most from a list generated by consumers.

This is the 21st year that Reader's Digest has asked consumers for their opinions on what brands or products and services are important to them. Reader's Digest says a Trust Brand enjoys international appeal and upholds a strong local connection providing relevance for all its consumers.​

As part of the survey, participants had the opportunity to provide comments about how they feel about St John. Some of these kind words are below.

"Without St John we would be lost. They are tremendously good at emergency medical assistance and save countless lives."

"Excellent service, always been there for my family. I am status one anaphylactic and would have died without St John."

"The staff are caring, dedicated and hardworking. They are always there for all New Zealanders when they need them most."


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