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St John Annual Appeal is Next Week! (7-13 April)

St John Annual Appeal is Next Week! (7-13 April)

3 April 2014

Every day St John responds to over 1,000 calls for help; that’s one call every minute and a half.
Last year we cared for over 415,000 patients.

Our Ambulances travel over 18,700,000 kilometres every year.

With 1 in 10 New Zealanders needing help each year, chances are you have a friend or relative who has needed St John in the past and chances are you will know someone in the future. Next time it could be you; your brother, your daughter, your mother – your child.

The St John Annual Appeal is next week, 7-13 April 2014. You can donate to us now at www.stjohnappeal,org,nz or by calling 080 ST JOHN (785 646).

St John at a Glance

St John uses donations to buy equipment and important emergency medical resources to help save lives in your community.

Did you know…

415,832 patients were treated by St John last year across New Zealand – that’s well over 1,100 patients a day.

St John received 380,785 emergency 111 calls last year - that’s over 1,000 calls for help every day.

St John ambulances travel over 18,793,436 kilometres every year. Or to put it another way, that’s the equivalent of driving to Australia and back 4,515 times or to the moon and back 49 times!

A new ambulance costs around $160,000 plus another $50,000 to outfit– that’s over $200,000 to get an ambulance on the road.

St John offers community programmes including St John Youth, Safe Kids, Caring Caller, Friends of the Emergency Department and Outreach Therapy Pets.

St John trains 65,800 people per year on first aid courses.

ENDS

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