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Subsidy increase for St John

Subsidy increase for St John
Subsidy increase for St John

St John Ambulance Victoria has received a financial boost to help fund its CPR education program and continue saving lives in Melbourne’s Melton.

St John received $500 from AVID Property Group as part of the 2024 Carolina Community Grant Program.

With heart attacks on the rise, St John Victoria Chief Executive Gordon Botwright said the grant will not only allow St John to expand into more communities, including Deanside, but will also help roll out its existing training and education programs, including CPR Lab, a free 10-minute CPR workshop.

“We are delighted to have received this grant as we continue to strive towards our vision of ‘more lives saved’,” said Mr Botwright.

According to St. John, cardiac arrests are increasing in Victoria, but knowledge of CPR increases your chance of survival by more than 200 percent.

Mr Botwright said it was important for people to learn what to do in an emergency.

“Everyone should learn CPR, and CPR Lab is an accessible way for people to learn these skills. Carolina is a young community, with many new families who may not have first aid training.”

CPR Lab is a mobile bus and team of experts providing fun and informative workshops across the state.

Bruce Harper, Acting Chief Executive of AVID Victoria, said the team was delighted to support this invaluable community service group, which has been providing medical care to Victorians for more than 141 years.

“This group truly embodies the AVID spirit of bringing people together for good and we look forward to seeing the fantastic educational benefits they bring to our Carolina residents and the surrounding community.”

Matthew Younan