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“Every person in Western Australia has an expectation that when they call an ambulance in an emergency it will come quickly & get the person to a hospital as soon as possible.” (St John Ambulance Inquiry, Oct 2009, DoH)

Our aim is to serve & make a difference to our communities – wherever they are. St John has undertaken several international projects & humanitarian missions, providing knowledge, expertise & resources to communities such as East Timor, Zambia & Nepal. Not to mention training over half a million Western Australian school children in first aid, free of charge. No matter which part of the St John team you join, you’ll be part of something truly meaningful. To find out more about these initiatives visit

Special people, & often unsung heroes – esp. in rural areas where Ambo volunteers do remarkable work. So the Packing Crew were delighted to accept a collapsible stretcher from St John Ambulance Calingiri to send on to TL. Thanks to Nicole & the Ambulance team at Calingiri.


Paul from ‘One World Uniforms’ sent another generous Prado load of new school uniforms, tracksuits & jumpers, plus computer monitors for the Crew to pack. Thanks, Paul – the kids in TL will have even bigger smiles.


Thanks from Kim, at Limun Hamatuk in Hera, TL:  

Just spent today sorting out the contents of boxes you gave us. There are now piles waiting to go to the Disability Centre in Hera, three Timorese pre-schools that are just newly opened in the country areas & even some goodies to go into the care packages we give to people being medevacced to Hospital emergency in DILI on the MAF Timor Leste planes.”

It’s always great to get the goods to those that need them the most…


Great to have another set of hands last week with Dino helping out – & thanks to Lilia & her mum for bags of linen, & for collecting freight funds by selling Christmas cakes, puddings, panforte & handcrafted cheeses. You’re wonderful!!! Lilia is also selling entertainment books right now as a fundraiser – so please buy them from her.


One of Lesley’s mums from her Pre-school Centre in Brentwood has nominated to support the Container project in the ‘HBF Run for a Reason’  Fun Run. Thanks so much!                         May 28 is the date – 4kms, 12kms or a half marathon – what about joining her & giving one of those distances a try?

***                                              Some time back (Dec 2, ’16) this blog featured the 2/2 Commando Association of Australia (‘New Friends’) whose generous grant is supporting freight for C34. The link above connects to an ABC News article – Remembering Australia’s first commandos: The men who stopped the Japanese in Timor”. It makes for remarkable reading, relating how Timorese villagers helped the Aussie soldiers.


‘Virtual Walk Through the Wildlife Corridor’

AGM & Public Meeting 2 – 5pm Sunday 30 April 2017                      Cockburn Wetlands Centre,  Hope Rd, Bibra Lake

Proposed ‘Waves to Wetlands’ Wildlife Corridor

A presentation by Renata Zelinova; Local Biodiversity Program Manager at Western Australia Local Government Association (WALGA) with many years of experience in advocating for urban bushland protection.