Life savers appeal for more volunteers

Posted 7th February 2018

Life saving volunteers in Milton Keynes and Leighton Linslade are appealing for more people to join them.

The area’s St John Ambulance adult units provide first aid at public events, such as MK Dons football, the Milton Keynes Marathon, and the Linslade Carnival, and help train other people in the community.

The Milton Keynes unit meets every Monday evening in Bletchley and the Leighton Linslade unit (covering Leighton Buzzard) meets every Tuesday evening. Both groups would like more local people aged over 18 to get involved and become a volunteer first aider.

No previous experience is needed, full training will be given free of charge, and volunteering is flexible so people can give time in a way that suits them.

St John Ambulance Area Manager, David Grogan, said joining the first aid charity offers a wide range of opportunities: “It’s a chance to learn the skills that can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. You get the opportunity to visit lots of different places through providing first aid at a range of events, from a local fete, to national events too.

“Many volunteers say being part of St John Ambulance has changed their life – it’s a way to develop your own interests, learn new skills, meet new people and visit new places, as well as putting something back into the community.

“Learning how to save a life is one of the most important things anyone can do.”

Anyone interested in volunteering can go along to the following meetings, to find out more:

Milton Keynes – 19 February at 8pm – 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, MK4 1DA.

Leighton Linslade – 27 February at 7pm – Linslade Community Hall, Waterloo Road, LU7 2NR.

For more information, email

The volunteering selection event for these vacancies will be held on 4 March in Milton Keynes. To apply for a volunteering role, please go to or call 0303 003 0101.