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Christmas joy to kids in need
Heightened support in Dunsborough and Busselton for Leavers WA 2023
Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2023
Djiti-djitis boardshorts for Andy raises funds for regional defibrillators
SOC call taker Sharon Davies plays her part in 16 Days of WA campaign
St John WA marches with Pride
Support of Australian Defence Force reservist employees nationally recognised
Remembering the best of us
All the fun of the fair as St John WA supports Pride
Patient satisfaction with emergency service hits pre-COVID highs
It's a wrap! 🎁 Thank you to all the St John WA team members who gift a hand to our friends at Anglicare WA by getting all Santa-mental with their presents under the St John WA Giving Tree. 🌲 Anglicare elves will spread some festive magic by delivering hundreds of St John WA gifts to children in need. Over the past six years, St John WA has donated more than 3000 presents.
Manning all of life's events wouldn't be possible without volunteers. As part of International Volunteer Day this December 5, we reflect on all the ways volunteers support us. From crowd care at concerts to doctors appointment drop-offs and delivering ambulance services in country areas, St John WA volunteers are the lifeblood of WA communities. This year one of the biggest moments for Western Australia was the once-in-a lifetime total solar eclipse in April. Volunteers and local sub centres took the lead in preparing for the surge of visitors to Exmouth and its surrounds, while supported by career team members. Your invaluable local knowledge and dedication betters our service to humanity. Thank you. 💚 Learn more about our volunteers https://news.stjohnwa.com.au/celebrating-international-volunteer-day-2023/
Boardies for a cause. 🩳 A unique fundraiser has been set up to honour the memory of late father of two Andy Rutherford, who passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in April. The bright ‘Djiti-djitis for Defibrillators’ boardies pay homage to Andy's love of the playful birds and profits from the sales will deliver defibrillators to SJWA’s Community First Responder Network along regional coastlines, starting in Denmark. Learn more about how the summer staple from South Beach Boardies can support the community: https://news.stjohnwa.com.au/djiti-djitis-boardshorts-for-andy-raises-funds-for-regional-defibrillators/
Meet State Operations Centre Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher Sharon Davies. She was among the 140 State Operations Centre team members who were in the first cohort across the organisation to complete State-funded Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) training in October and now she's fronted the camera as part of the Stopping Family and Domestic Violence: Play your part, ’16 Days in WA’ campaign. Learn more about Sharon, St John WA's commitment to FDV training, and 16 Days in WA: https://news.stjohnwa.com.au/soc-call-taker-sharon-davies-plays-her-part-in-16-days-of-wa-campaign/
Movember Australia has officially wrapped up and the team has raised a staggering $10,006. The team hosted BBQs, attended Move for Movember walks alongside our friends at Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA and Western Australia Police Force, and even the fleet got into the spirit of things and sported magnificent mos. 👨🏻🦰 Thank you to everyone who took part, and to everyone who supported the team this month. 💚
St John WA proudly took part in Pride WA Pride Parade in 2023. This years Pride theme was “Be Brave, Be Strong, Be You” and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone who lined the streets, marched, organised, and celebrated Pride 2023. The service of humanity includes all colours of the rainbow, so thank you for being you.
And that's a wrap. We marched with pride. 🌈 #bebravebeyou #bebravebeyoubestrong #perthpride #prideparade
Legend with the scoops, legend in green. This is Garth aka Simmo. As in the legendairy Simmos Ice Creamery down south. When he’s not serving customers his iconic ice cream, he’s volunteering with the St John WA - Dunsborough team. Serving the community in more ways than one. This week he’s also at the zone as part of the Leavers WA crew, thank you for all you do Garth. 🍦🚑
Here’s a little behind the scenes at Leavers WA last night as we kicked off day one of the celebrations. Kura Bear couldn’t wait to get out there and check out the entertainment on offer once briefings wrapped up. Hopefully the Leavers enjoyed it just as much as Kura did. Bring on day two! 🎉