Eight Austrian volunteers assist St John Ambulance at the London Marathon

London, England, 22. April 2018

Group picture of the Austrian volunteers.

All pictures by St John Ambulance

On Sunday 22 April, the annual London Marathon saw over 40,000 runners pound the pavements around the British capital. Hundreds of thousands of spectators followed the race which was officially the hottest on record with temperatures rising to 24.1°C. St John Ambulance were out in force, making sure that everyone stayed as safe as possible. Our English JOIN member worked with London Ambulance Service and London Marathon medical teams to treat all kinds of conditions to injured runners and spectators – particularly heat related conditions due to the warm weather. 

Moreover, eight volunteers from Johanniter Austria came to London to assist colleagues of their sister organisation St John Ambulance. This exchange took place in the frame of the JOIN Volunteer Swap program

Prince Harry discussing with St John Ambulance first aiders