St John Wales members will be out on the streets of Aberystwyth this week to help keep new university students safe during Fresher’s Week.
For the third year running, members of Aberystwyth Town and LINKS Divisions from St John Cymru – Wales will be assisting the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST) by having members out in the town centre treating any minor injuries that occur.
Nathan Hazlehurst, Duty Officer for Aberystwyth Town Division said: ‘It is a pleasure to be able to support WAST again this year, and to ensure that students feel safe when on a night out. We work closely with the University, the Students’ Union and Dyfed-Powys Police to make sure that each night goes well. We want all students and locals to know that, if you or a friend do get injured you can come to the St John team and we will do our best to help you.’
Members will in the town centre from Wednesday 24th September to Saturday 27th September, from 9pm-2am each night. They will be based by the clock tower at the top of Great Darkgate Street and Pier Street.
Although members will be on hand during the evenings for first aid support throughout Fresher’s Week, St John Wales encourages students to download the free first aid app on iPhone, Android and Windows Phones just in case. The app contains advice on bleeding, CPR, head injuries and how to deal with an unconscious casualty.
To download the app, visit www.stjohnwales.org.uk/about/first-aid-app/
For more information, please contact Nathan Hazlehurst, Duty Officer for Aberystwyth Town Division on 07861 418340.
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