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Barry’s Half-Century of Saving Lives in North Wales An ambulance service stalwart is celebrating a half-century of saving lives in North Wales. Fifty years ago today, on 08 June 1970, an 18-year-old Barry Davies from Drury, Flintshire, joined the ambulance service inspired by a childhood in the St John Ambulance Cadets. Barry, now 68, began his career as an Ambulance Technician and […]

Ambulance Volunteer Mike Retires After 66 Years An award-winning South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) volunteer community responder is taking a well-earned retirement after helping people in need for almost seven decades.  Mike Kemp, from Liskeard in Cornwall, began his volunteering as a cadet with St John Ambulance in 1954. He was a long-serving officer with the organisation before […]

Welsh Ambulance Service Celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2020 The Welsh Ambulance Service has been celebrating the work of its volunteers as part of national Volunteers’ Week. Volunteers’ Week (01-07 June) is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. More than 1,400 volunteers give up their time to support the ambulance service in Wales, including 1,200 […]