St John Ambulance

Photo:St John Ambulance - Caring for Life

St John Ambulance - Caring for Life

Logo supplied by Terry Wing

Photo:Shield of the Priory of England and the Islands

Shield of the Priory of England and the Islands

Graphic supplied by Terry Wing

Photo:At the Dome Theatre 2004. back row: Esther, Lyndsay, Simon, Terry. front: Darren

At the Dome Theatre 2004. back row: Esther, Lyndsay, Simon, Terry. front: Darren

Photo by Arran Pawson

Photo:The Regency Ambulance on duty for the Labour Party Conference 2004

The Regency Ambulance on duty for the Labour Party Conference 2004

Photo by Terry Wing

Photo:Regency Square/Kings Road traffic free and no speeding during the Labour Party conference 2004

Regency Square/Kings Road traffic free and no speeding during the Labour Party conference 2004

Photo by Terry Wing

Photo:Charities use the nearby Grand Hotel side wall for fundraising abseiling, but not during the Labour Party conference!

Charities use the nearby Grand Hotel side wall for fundraising abseiling, but not during the Labour Party conference!

Photo by Terry Wing

City Centre Division

By Terry Wing

Regency Square is the home of the Founder of the City Centre Division of St John Ambulance.  There was already a Brighton Division when a new concept of 'Care in the Community' was instigated in 1991. There was also a Hove and Hangleton Division and so the title of Regency was selected as location description.

A unique privilege
This is a unique privilege as all other St John Ambulance Divisions are named after the towns in which they are based (with the addition of East or West if required). The Regency Ward of Brighton is the only ward in the nation to have a St John Division named after it.

Volunteer medical cover
The lack of suitable accommodation within the Regency area caused the Regency Division to base their training Headquarters at Preston Circus, although the division's work is centred around the City Centre/Regency ward. The work includes providing volunteer medical cover at all the public events that occur in the City centre and on the seafront.

Attendance at public events
We cover all events at the Dome Theatre and Complex as well as street events such as the Children's Parade, Burning the Clocks, Streets of Brighton and Brighton Gay Pride. We were also the providers for the now defunct New Year's Eve celebrations on the Old Steine for the three Millennium years, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Could you volunteer?
The Regency Division of St John Ambulance is always looking for volunteers and we invite you to ring 696969 or visit our website www.regency.sja.org.uk for further information. All Members and Officers are unpaid.

Added to the site on 16-12-04
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
This page was very inspirational to read and the pictures brought a sense of pride. It made the gospel concert that we are planning to hold in Brighton feel so real. It's good to be able to see the crew that will be working with us beforehand. This website makes me feel that we will be a part of something big and that our event will be in safe hands. It's good to know the history / background of St Johns in this area.
By Lorna Markland (07/07/2005)

I would like to point out, the name 'St Johns' is wrong. It's St John! Surprising amounts of people get this wrong! Sorry if I offend anyone; I felt it obligatory to comment!

By remaining anonymous (20/11/2009)

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