The St John NT Monthly Newsletter
Here at St John Ambulance NT, we are delighted to welcome Judith Barker as our new Chief Executive Officer. Judith is arriving at the beginning of March 2018, replacing Ross Coburn after 9 years in the position and 24 years with the organisation.
Judith was originally a paramedic with St John Ambulance WA, later moving to SA Ambulance Service where she progressed in a number of management positions over a period of almost 15 years. She joins us in the Northern Territory this March following her latest position at SA Ambulance Service – Director of Service Performance and Improvement.
St John Ambulance NT Chairman Roland Chin said: “The Board is delighted to be able to recruit such a high calibre individual for this diverse and challenging role. With Judith’s history at St John Ambulance WA she brings to the role a strong understanding and commitment to St John Volunteering”.
We look forward to welcoming our new CEO Judith to the organisation and the bright future ahead for St John Ambulance NT.
We are now recruiting for volunteers! As a St John Ambulance volunteer you’ll receive high quality First Aid training completely FREE. Make a positive difference within your community, build lifelong friendships with like-minded people while acquiring a wide range of new skills and increasing your career potential.
We are recruiting First Aid Volunteers for major community events in 2018, which means that as a St John Ambulance Volunteer you could attend events like V8’s Darwin, Superbikes Darwin, and the Royal Darwin Show. You could also attend some of the Northern Territory’s most unique and exciting remote events such as the Garma Festival Gove and the Finke Desert Race.
For more information please contact 1300 STJOHN or firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Place Winner - Most Donations in Emergency Services Category.
Last week, Darwin’s Red25 groups were awarded for their 2017 lifesaving contributions at a ceremony held at Crocosaurus Cove. Through the generous donations of our staff and volunteers St John Ambulance NT was awarded the third largest blood donator in the Emergency Services category for the Northern Territory. Director of Commercial Operations, Peter Sargeant accepted the award on behalf of St John Ambulance NT.
Last year, Red25 members worked towards ensuring that 25% of Australia's blood donations are secured. Blood Service Donor Services Manager SA/NT, Lawry Sancilio explained that Red25 Darwin contributions generated one third of the entire Territory’s annual blood collection – an amazing achievement. He encouraged groups to keep on giving and also encouraged groups to seek new donors from within their own business and services fields.
If you are interested in becoming a RED25 blood donator you can contact the Darwin Blood Donor Centre in Casuarina by following the link to the centres contact page www.donateblood.com.au/states/nt or by calling 13 14 95. Huge well done to all blood donors across Australia.
Not long to go now! Our brave team from St John Ambulance NT are psyching themselves up for their hairy challenge next week – razors at the ready everyone!
We are hosting an event for the World’s Greatest shave on Monday 5th March, 50 Dripstone Road Casuarina from 10.00am and we’d love you to come along and support ‘the Buzz Cuts’ who are shaving their heads to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation; helping Aussie families facing blood cancer get the emotional and practical support they need.
The free event marks the 20th anniversary of the World’s Greatest Shave, an iconic event and one of Australia’s biggest fundraisers. We at St John Ambulance NT look forward to a morning at Casuarina with homemade cupcakes and hair spraying fun; join us for colourful characters, bright photos and people of all ages and backgrounds having a good time.
You can support the Buzz Cuts by clicking here
At St John Ambulance NT we are proudly celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
St John Ambulance NT are teaming up with other emergency service providers in Darwin to hold a special breakfast in celebration of our “Women in Emergency Services”. This will include stories from inspirational women including our very own Emily Bynon, Acting Regional Manager - Northern (pictured).
For over a century now International Women's Day (IWD) has been celebrated, with the first March 8 IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere, it is not country, group or organisation specific.
St John Ambulance is a not-for-profit organisation and as such we rely on support from local businesses and the Territory community to enable us to continue to deliver our voluntary service. 100% of all funds donated in the Territory remain within the NT for the benefit of local community members; a fact we are extremely proud of.
Have you ever been injured or felt unwell at a public event? Chances are St John Ambulance Volunteers have been there to help. Donations enable us to continue to assist the community with attendance at the many social and sporting events held each year. These funds also assist us to ensure our volunteers have the most current equipment and can be provided with uniforms and training.
We know you share our passion for the Territory community and the valuable contribution our Volunteers make to the fantastic and unique events we enjoy as Territorians every year. However, the Territory population continues to grow and so does demand for Volunteer First Aid coverage. If we are to continue to be there in times of need, we need your help.
Giving to St John Ambulance NT means you are directly supporting our Volunteers across the whole of the NT and a wide range of other programs. Even the smallest of donations can help, every cent counts. You can donate to us by:
On behalf of all St John Ambulance across the Territory, we thank you for your support.