St John Healthcare is delighted to donate a first aid kit to a local environmental charity for their new year-long litter picking project.

Womble 52 is organised by the Clean Earth Trust and aims to get 52 local businesses and organisations signed up to a week of green activity to ensure that there is always somebody wombling for Guernsey.

The first aid kit will be part of a Wombling pack given to each business, along with gloves, sacks and litter picking tools. At the end of the week the pack will be passed on to the next organisation to be used while they are active on the beaches and the lanes of the island.

Gina Gooding, Commercial Manager at St John said “We were only too pleased to provide a first aid kit free of charge to support the work of the Clean Earth Trust. While we hope it isn’t needed, it is important to be prepared to cope with minor injuries when taking part in outdoor activities like this. We hope our support will also encourage other organisations to get involved and help keep Guernsey looking at its best.”

Andrew Munro from the Clean Earth Trust added: “We are delighted to accept this first aid kit donated from St John. We will be using it within our Womble 52 litter picking scheme, which aims to have a different business or organisation in Guernsey carrying out litter picking events during each week of the year.  The first aid kit is an incredibly useful addition to the kit that we loan out to businesses during their week, and we appreciate the support that St John have shown us.”

The St John shop on the Rohais stocks a wide variety of first aid kits and first aid products such as bandages, plasters, ice packs, eye washes and other consumables. The shop which is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 4:30pm also supplies mobility equipment, walking aids and other healthcare products. St John is also the Channel Islands agent for Stannah Stairlifts and Stiltz Homelifts.

As well as organising community and corporate beach cleans and litter picking events, the Clean Earth Trust also runs other environmental initiatives such as the Repair Café and Toy Hospital which looks to help people repair broken products and encourage a change of perception about that might otherwise be thrown away.

Posted: September 25, 2020