A new group of volunteer life savers is being established in Windsor by St John Ambulance.

The health charity is forming a new unit for adults who will provide first aid cover at public events in the area. They will receive free training in life saving skills, giving them the confidence to do the right thing should there be a medical emergency.

No previous experience is required, and anyone interested can find out more at an open evening being held on Tuesday 29 October at 7.30pm at St John House, in Maidenhead Rd, Windsor.

Current volunteers will be on hand to chat through volunteering opportunities at the new unit, from becoming a first aider, to fundraising and administration/volunteer support. They’re also keen to hear from healthcare professionals who may like to get involved.

Volunteer John Weaver-Lovell said: ‘We hope there are many people living in and around Windsor who would be interested in learning to save lives and to volunteer with St John Ambulance. Of course, those first aid skills aren’t just used when the volunteers are at events - learning first aid means they’re equipped to help family and friends at home, work, or anywhere else where an emergency happens.”’

To find out more, contact John on email john.lovell@sja.org.uk or simply turn up to the open evening.

For more information on St John Ambulance, including how to make a donation, volunteering opportunities, and details of training for the public, schools and businesses, visit www.sja.org.uk or call 0303 003 0101.