Grand Prior appreciates St. John volunteers’ selfless work to combat Covid-19 | Sunday Observer

Grand Prior appreciates St. John volunteers’ selfless work to combat Covid-19

Grand Prior, the Duke of Gloucester in a message of thanks to all the St. John Ambulance volunteers and staff, has commended the selfless work done by the members of St. John to help the vulnerable and the sick since the Covid-19 crisis began.

  He acknowledged the work they were doing supporting their local, regional or national health systems, thanking them for their bravery and their humanity. His message reads:

“I have always been impressed by the selfless work done by members of St John around the world to help the vulnerable and sick. As Covid-19 has spread across the globe, it is heartening to hear of how, as a global organisation, you have been at the forefront of protecting and supporting your community. 

With over 36 St John organisations, mainly across the Commonwealth, involved and with countless volunteers working at the local, regional or national levels under very difficult circumstances, while supporting your national health systems, you all have much to be proud of. We are all susceptible to this terrible disease, and I thank you for your bravery, for the sacrifices you make every day, for your commitment and for your humanity.”

 The St. John Volunteers in Sri Lanka have been active during the crisis and supported the prevention and control measures engaging in providing Ambulance Services, Public Education, distribution of drugs, disinfection of hospitals, donation of blood, supply of masks and personal protective wear as well as distribution of food supplies. 

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