ST JOHNAmbulance opened its doors for a family fun and advice day in Highbridge.

The event on Saturday (March 2) in Bank Street showcased ambulance resources and staff and volunteer community first responders were on hand to chat about their roles.

Vehicles on display included frontline ambulances, rapid-response vehicles and the motorcycle response unit.

Visitors learned about becoming an adult volunteer and about joining one of the charity’s youth programmes and there were demonstrations of skills such as CPR and bandaging.

Adam Williams, regional operations manager for St John Ambulance: "It’s always great to welcome the public to meet their local volunteers.

“Our team in Burnham and Highbridge includes highly skilled first aiders of all ages, and I know that every one of them takes great pride in being part of the St John family and serving their community.

“We’re grateful to everyone who came along to find out more about our charity’s work, make a donation and – most importantly – learn skills that could help people in an emergency, or save lives.

“I hope some of them have been inspired to become lifelong supporters, or perhaps even apply to join up as one of our new volunteers.”