Babcock joins forces with St John Ambulance

Thousands of young people across the country are set to learn the skills to save a life, thanks to a new partnership between Babcock International Group and.St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity. 

The partnership will unite the two organisations between 2014 – 2016 in a common charitable cause – namely, giving people the first aid skills that can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Over the two years, Babcock’s Support Services Division will support St John Ambulance’s charitable work through financial support for individual projects and by involving employees in a range of fundraising activities.

This partnership with Babcock will help St John Ambulance to create a new generation of lifesavers, by training thousands of school children in first aid. The charity also hopes to expand its RISE project, aimed at teaching first aid and life skills to disadvantaged young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

In addition, by getting involved in a range of fundraising activities and volunteering opportunities for St John Ambulance across the country, Babcock employees will be making a direct and positive difference in their local communities.

Speaking of the partnership, the charity’s CEO, Sue Killen said: ‘Every year, thousands of people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. We are really excited about the launch of our new partnership with Babcock. It will enable us to train thousands of school children and young people, including those in disadvantaged communities, in life saving skills. Through working as a team over the next two years, our organisations will ensure more people can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.’ 

Kevin Thomas, CEO of Babcock International Group’s Support Services Division, said: ‘The work of St John Ambulance is extremely important. We are delighted to be developing a close association that will benefit both organisations. There is a clear link between the charity’s aims of improving the recovery chances of victims of accidents and our goal of ensuring that everyone goes ‘Home Safe Every Day’.

‘Working with St John Ambulance will enable Babcock employees to not only give back to their communities, but also to  help St John Ambulance empower more people with the most important skills they could have – the skills to save lives.’

Photo credit: Kevin Thomas, Chief Executive, Support Services Division and Sue Killen, CEO, St John Ambulance.