St John WA bursts with PRIDE, taking out Best in Show
St John WA representatives who took part in last year’s PrideFEST event at Gloucester Park are bursting with pride, having won Best in Show at the parade celebrating all things LGBTQIA+.
Paramedics, volunteers, event health services staff and support workers joined St John CEO Michelle Fyfe on the track – along with Kura Bear – with The Wiggles’ Triple 000 song getting the crowd up on their feet to dance along with the team
Also in attendance was St John’s Glambulance, which was designed by Perth artist Nathan Richards, and showcased the theme of RESPECT and how the emergency services organisation embodies that in everyday life.
St John has run its Glambulance competition for the past four years, highlighting its support for the LGBTIQA+ community through participation in the PrideFEST parade in 2018 and 2019. Not letting a pandemic get in the way of showcasing the 2020 Glambulance, last year’s winning design saw the Glambulance driven to Broome for the town’s annual Mardi Gras event, adorned with Nathan’s winning design.
Crews were back in the parade for 2021, with the Glambulance heading to Albany shortly to celebrate regional Pride.
St John WA Acting People and Culture Director, Donna Lawrence said the St John WA team enjoyed bringing PrideFEST’s vision to life, shining a light on inclusivity through this important initiative.
“We’re so proud to continue our support of the LGBTIQA+ community with our unique contribution to the PrideFEST parade,” she said.