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3:52pm 25th October 2013

To celebrate seventy five years of first aid work in the community, the Acomb unit of leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance is planning to stage a reunion of life savers in York to mark its milestone anniversary next year.  As part of its plans, the charity is calling for founding and retired members and their families to get in touch with life saving stories.

Tim Fallows, Unit Manager of Acomb Combined Adults Unit said: “We are keen to hear from volunteers or their families who were part of the Acomb unit over our 75 year history.  We’d love to hear real stories, receive photographs and memorabilia from those involved to help us create a timeline of the amazing and dedicated work carried out in and around the City of York.  It is important to recognise that our members contributed an amazing 3,895 hours of voluntary work last year alone and all this around busy family and work commitments.  We’d really like to bring as many people together as possible to celebrate their dedication to be the difference between lives lost and lives saved.”

The charity plans to host a fundraising reunion dinner in July 2014 with guest speaker James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at York Racecourse and to mount a mini exhibition showcasing the work of the unit and is appealing to the York community to come forward with ideas.  To get in touch, email tim.fallows@sja.org.uk.

St John Ambulance volunteers with the Acomb unit regularly provide life saving skills in the City, including at venues such as York Races, York Minster and the York City FC football stadium, as well as numerous community events.

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