Belmont, Perth,
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October
2012
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01:43
Australia/Perth

Volunteers look after health of Show goers

Among the sideshow attractions and animal pavilions at the Perth Royal Show visitors will find a virtual army of St John Ambulance WA (SJAWA) volunteers donating their time and expertise to look after sick and injured patrons.

More than 500 SJAWA Event First Aid Services volunteers will work across the eight day show, contributing hundreds of hours for the community.

SJAWA Chief Executive Officer Tony Ahern said Event First Aid Services volunteers played a vital role at major Perth events and the organisation was proud of its association with Perth Royal Show.

“SJAWA has been assisting at Perth Royal Show for 108 years which is a remarkable achievement,” he said.

“The volunteers are kept pretty busy by the large crowds that attend the show.

“In 2011, they treated more than 1110 people for a variety of issue ranging from strains and sprains, fractures to cardiac issues.”

Every year more than 6000 members of the WA public are treated by first aid volunteers.   SJAWA provide the service free-of-charge to the general public and combined, volunteers donate more than 52,000 hours of community care each year.

For more information about volunteering visit: www.stjohnchangelives.com.au

 

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