Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Exmouth’s new St John ambulance

10:17 06 September 2012

The latest ambulance to join the Exmouth St John Ambulance charity was dedicated at a ceremony in Beach Gardens on Sunday, September 2. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 0576-36-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The latest ambulance to join the Exmouth St John Ambulance charity was dedicated at a ceremony in Beach Gardens on Sunday, September 2. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 0576-36-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Exmouth’s branch of St John Ambulance is celebrating the arrival of its new 4x4 ambulance after years of tireless fundraising.

These photographs show how patience paid off for the Exmouth branch of St John Ambulance, which has taken delivery of a new ambulance after years of fundraising.

The new 4x4 vehicle for frontline use was officially handed over at a dedication ceremony at Exmouth Beach Gardens, where Reverend James Hutching led the service.

Sheeree Hatch, superintendant of the adult division, was given the honour of accepting the keys to the new vehicle from David Nicholson.

Mr Nicholson’s parents, Sidney and Crystal Nicholson, had been heavily involved with St John Ambulance and the voluntary service thought it fitting he should hand over the keys.

His mother had been interested in the charity since the age of three, when she was included in the dedication of the town’s first ambulance.

Her father, William Perriam, was one of the founding members of the Exmouth branch.

The new ambulance will be used across neighbouring divisions if the need arises.

In 2009 Palmers Funeral Services in Budleigh Salterton joined forces with the St John Ambulance Exmouth branch in raising funds for the new vehicle.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Milly Oakins, nine, sets out form Nelson Drive on her 10 mile walk for Hospiscare with mum Kim Snell and aunty Jade Beasley. Ref exe 23-16AW 9454. Picture: Alex Walton

A nine-year-old Littleham girl has raised an estimated £700 for charity by completing a 10-mile walking challenge.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:31
Otterton Primary School sports. Ref exb 26-16SH 0513. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures:

Read more
Yesterday, 09:43

Fire crews from Exmouth were called out to a fire involving a gas kettle on Monday (June 27).

Read more
Mon, 16:04
Exmouth Armed Forces Day took place at the weekend. Royal Marines gave a combat demonstration to the public. Ref exe 26-16AW 1289. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth marked Armed Forces Day in The Strand at the weekend. The Royal Marine Band Service opened the event with their marching band display followed by a combat ready demonstration by marines from the Lympstone Commando Training Centre. Hundreds of visitors turned up to enjoy the occasion and support our armed forces.

Read more
Mon, 12:30
Budleigh Hospital

A pilot wellbeing hub project at the former Budleigh Salterton Hospital is unlikely to open on a permanent basis this year.

Read more
Mon, 09:54

A fire crew was called out to a vehicle fire in Budleigh Salterton on Saturday, June 25.

Read more
Mon, 09:38

An Exmouth resident has called for action over a ‘dangerous’ parking problem he says could see schoolchildren seriously injured.

Read more
Mon, 09:34

Fire crews were called to attend a fire in a bungalow in Exmouth.

Read more
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Hugo Swire MP was invited to open the new Pete's Dragon suicide bereavement charity head quarters in Exmouth earlier this month. Ref exe 24-16AW 0191. Picture: Alex Walton

A grieving mum has found hope through heartache by helping to create new headquarters for the charity that was there when she needed it most.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Evacuee Percy Cook (centre) pictured with Brian Curryer and Percy's sister Daisy Vickers.

A man evacuated to Exmouth during World War Two has returned to the town - and has struck up a friendship with another generation of the family which looked after him.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications