My story is probably different to many; for one thing I’ve never worn a uniform! I joined when my best friend asked me to be the treasurer for a new Division he was helping set up. I was a trainee accountant and thought it would useful to get some experience outside the business world I was used to. What I found over the last fifteen years I’ve been involved is what an amazing organisation St John is.
I’ve been amazed how dedicated the volunteers who do wear uniforms are, watching them put hours and hours into training and being on duty or running a youth classes. I have tried to do as much as I can to support them - doing the books, helping get grants, supporting fundraising, and even making up the numbers on Badger days out. The good social life with old and new friends has helped too! The years have flown by and I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed. I’m glad I said yes to doing a little bit of book keeping!