St John Membership FormIn the last week, household’s in Guernsey will have received a St John Supporter Scheme Membership application leaflet.  This is part of a marketing campaign to encourage islanders to join this value-for- money scheme.

If you are not a member of the St John Supporter Scheme, The St John Ambulance & Rescue Service will render a part-charge for its services to users.  The charge arises because the ambulance service is not fully funded by the States of Guernsey (local Government), like the island’s other emergency services.  A grant received from the States of Guernsey only covers between 60% to 70% of the emergency ambulance service costs.

A St John Supporter pays a 12 month membership fee.  The usual part-charge for an emergency ambulance response is over 10 times more than the annual cost of being a St John Supporter, so the scheme offers great value for money.  By becoming a member of the Supporter Scheme, you will also help provide essential services to the local community St John serves.  St John is a charity, which relies on public support and donations to deliver its services to you when needed.

Further information about the Scheme and an application form can be downloaded from this website.

Posted: February 20, 2014