Emily Whyte (pictured above centre back), our Logistics Coordinator is taken part in the 2019 London Marathon in support of St John’s Ambulance.

Emily, along with a team of her fellow volunteers are taking part in the gruelling 26.2mile challenge to raise awareness of the importance of First Aid.

If running a Marathon wasn’t enough of a challenge the team will also be taking it in turns to preform CPR on an ambulance trolley throughout the length of the route to demonstrate the importance of these skills and raise awareness.

When we found out Emily was running for such a wonderful cause we were happy to donate towards the teams final goal of raising £2000.

Emily has taken the time to put into her own words what the donation and marathon mean to her:

Firstly, I’d like to thank Corona for the donation and support they have provided since I decided to take part in the London Marathon 2019. I will be taking on 26.2 miles with a team of fellow St John Ambulance Youth Leaders. To achieve as much exposure as possible on the day, we will be taking it in turns to perform CPR on an Ambulance trolley, demonstrating these skills the whole length of the Marathon.

I have been involved in St John Ambulance for 16 years, starting at the age of 6. The skills that I have learnt has meant I have been able to perform successful CPR and patient care on several occasions. I currently have the roles of Youth Unit Manager and District Youth Officer, teaching children from the age of 7 First Aid skills. I have seen first-hand how our young people can save lives, I really do believe that they are our future lifesavers.

Donations to my Marathon journey will be helping St John Ambulance to provide more opportunity for young people and adults to learn First Aid, after all, ‘No one should die due to the lack of trained first aiders.’

Thank you in advance and I’m sure there will be an update on how the big day goes!

You can donate towards Emily’s cause at the below link:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/SjaEastYouth

We wish Emily and the team every success on the day – keep checking back for updates.