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Free first aid demonstrations on offer as Crawley St John Ambulance seeks volunteers

Meet the team and learn some skills: 10 August, 9am – 4pm, St John Ambulance, 2 Longley House, East Park, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6AQ

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St John Ambulance is looking for more adult volunteers to join its team in Crawley.

The charity is keen to recruit local people (aged 18 or over) as volunteer first aiders. To give people the chance to find out more and to learn some life saving skills, an open day is being held on Saturday 10 August.

Running from 9am until 4pm, the event at the charity’s venue on East Park, includes first aid demonstrations and taking a behind the scenes look around the unit and an ambulance. There is no need to book – everyone is welcome.

The team will also be selling light refreshments and cakes to help fundraise to support their life saving work in the community.

Gareth Cannon, Crawley Unit Manager, said:

“We’re really keen to expand our friendly team, to enable us to get out and about to more events in our local area.

“Volunteering with St John Ambulance is very rewarding and teaches you amazing life saving skills which could help you save a loved one, a friend or a stranger.

“Having more people trained in first aid in our local community is a positive step towards boosting community resilience and creating more life savers who live and work in the area.

“As a St John Ambulance volunteer you can be called upon to support the NHS when there’s heavy snow, or help at a rest centre during a critical incident. It’s extremely varied and you really can make a difference by getting involved.”

The St John Ambulance volunteers in Crawley provide first aid at many local events, such as Run Gatwick, Ifield Mayfair, and the Tilgate five-mile fun run, but there are also opportunities to attend national events including the Virgin Money London Marathon.   

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

Successful candidates must be able to attend a welcome event at a later date and will need to attend a series of training sessions in the following weeks. 

For more information contact Gareth Cannon on Gareth.Cannon@sja.org.uk or 07557 576625.

For more information about St John Ambulance visit www.sja.org.uk 

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FREE Nandos for Crawley A-Level and GCSE result students

The offer is available nationally but for one day this week and one day next week A-Level and GCSE students can claim a FREE Nandos.

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On Thursday 15th August for one day only any student collecting their A-Level or equivalent result can claim a free Nandos at any of their restaurants.

The following week on the 22nd August GCSE students collecting their results can claim their free Nandos.

It’s like an early Christmas present for all Nandos fans but the offers are only available on the two results days so make sure you don’t go on the wrong day or miss either one all together!

To claim the free food all a student has to do is bring their results with them along with valid ID and spend a minimum of £7, that’s it and you receive a ¼ Chicken or Fire-Starter (excluding Wing Roulette/All Together Now) with their order.

Of course their are terms and conditions which can be read here!

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