It was amazing to find out that since it’s launch just over a year ago the ambulance had attended more than 4,800 incidents. So while the ambulance build has been sponsored and paid for there are many ongoing maintenance and medical consumables costs.
It was interesting and humbling to find out what some of the incidents involved and what the St John staff can face in a very long, typical day.
Funds raised by staff who give regularly from their salary, plus donations on the day, then matching by Online Republic meant that $3201 was donated directly to St John. For this we were able to donate: a new Combi carrier (stretcher) at $1,695, a compact carry chair at $1,290 plus three IV Starter Kits at $72 each.
Staff at Online Republic are committed to continuing support for St John. We are now even more aware of what they do for our community and we realise we never know when it may be us or a family member or friend who may need their services.
We aim to continue fundraising with Online Republic matching funds raised by staff on a six monthly basis.