St John Ambulance seeks young lifesavers

St John Ambulance.

Children aged between seven and ten can join young life savers at St John Ambulance’s Little Stoke Badgers.

The charity’s Badger Sett leader, Kat Ellison said:

“We provide a safe and enjoyable meeting night for children. They have lots of fun, learn first aid and gain recognition for all kinds of activities as they work towards the ultimate goal of becoming ‘Super Badgers’.”

“Our mission statement is to provide opportunities for any young person to develop social and citizenship skills by taking part in an active programme and, most importantly, we’re equipping children with knowledge that could make them the difference between a life lost and a life saved.”

The group meets on Tuesday evenings, during term time, from 5.45pm to 7pm at Little Stoke Primary School, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke BS34 6HY.

Badgers participate in 15 activities, receiving a certificate and badge once each subject is complete.

When they have completed 12 subjects they become Super Badgers – the highest award possible – and receive a special badge they can wear on their Cadet uniform when they transfer up to the next level of St John Ambulance volunteering, on their 10th birthday.

Gemma Bolley’s daughter Jazmaine is among the young volunteers and Gemma said:

“Jazmaine loves Badgers – especially when she does first aid, as she likes helping grandad when he falls.”

To add your child to the group of future lifesavers, or find out more about Little Stoke Badgers, please call Kat Ellison on 07849 377295 or email her at

For more information on St John Ambulance’s work, including how to become a volunteer and details of training for the public, schools and businesses, visit or call 08700 10 49 50.

This article originally appeared in the October 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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