Shoppers keen to support charity lifesavers

Two-year-old Daniel Lewis with volunteer Karen Bennett
Two-year-old Daniel Lewis with volunteer Karen Bennett
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LIFESAVERS in Southwick have bagged a windfall from shoppers in the town.

The work of St John Ambulance volunteers has been given a welcome boost thanks to kind donations during a street collection in Southwick Square on November 15.

The £221.70 raised will go towards providing training and equipment for the team of first aiders, who regularly provide life saving support at events in the community.

The team was kept busy at the Remembrance Sunday parade in Southwick on November 9, for example.

Volunteer Carl Bennett said: “It was very busy this year, we were rushing here, there and everywhere. Six people needed our assistance but we were there to help everyone.”

He has been a member of St John Ambulance for 20 years, starting as a Badger when he was five, and is now in charge of fundraising.

He added: “On behalf of all of our volunteers, I would like to say a massive thank you to all those who have contributed to our street collection.

“The kind donations made by residents and shoppers give us the opportunity to be the difference between a life lost and life saved in our local community.”

Southwick St John Ambulance is looking for people to volunteer as first aiders with the unit. Full training is provided.

The unit is based in The Twitten, Southwick, on the corner of Twitten Close.

For more information, go to www.sja.org.uk or call 0303 003 0101.