It was wonderful for The Wiggles and their crew to learn First Aid at the Castle Hill RSL earlier this week. They were taught what we already know are important skills, including how to do CPR and use a defibrillator.
A big congratulations to Emma Watkins and Olly on winning their CPR Challenge!
Maybe we will see a new CPR song from The Wiggle?
St John AYAN Deputy Leader Tom braves the shave
I recently participated in the World’s Greatest Shave and after 28 months of growing my hair in preparation, it finally went last week! I had originally planned on participating last year, however, decided to grow my hair for another 12 months so that it was long enough to donate for use in creating a wig for someone who has lost their hair to chemotherapy. I made this decision, as I had witnessed first-hand the impact of blood cancer to someone I know and the support that the Leukaemia Foundation provided them in travel assistance.
The Leukaemia Foundation exists both to research a cure for blood cancer and support those diagnosed with it. Together with their partners, they are working towards a target of 0 deaths caused by blood cancer by 2035. Blood cancers can be particular difficult to be diagnosed with, as many are incurable or eventually will reoccur in people after an unknown period of time after going into remission. To support these people, the foundation provides numerous services including accommodation/transport support alongside counselling and information to individuals diagnosed with blood cancer.
I would encourage anyone who is interested to give it a go next year―after all, hair doesn’t take too long to grow back!
New world record attempt
6 February 2020
Congratulations to the St John Cadets in Ireland who attempted the Guinness World Record for the most slings applied in one hour. We can’t wait to find out if they broke the record.
The current record belongs to St John Ambulance Wales, where they completed 215 slings back in 2005.
Read the article here.
Greg the Yellow Wiggle (original Band Member) suffered a cardiac arrest eight weeks ago while performing at the bushfires fundraiser. After what could’ve been a tragic loss of life, has turned into an amazing movement calling for everyone to learn CPR and better access to public defibrillators.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
Read the article here.
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