I'm a member of St John Ambulance in Oxford - it's my main "hobby", and I thoroughly enjoy it. At the moment, they're running a big drive called "The Difference" - it's part fundraising, part awareness-raising, and part encouraging people to learn first aid, so that they could be "the difference" between life and death for someone.
As part of this, St John Oxfordshire has been chosen as BBC Oxford's charity during their 40th birthday celebrations. They're hoping to raise at least £60,000 to pay for a new 4x4 ambulance. As part of this, we are going to attempt to break the world record for the largest first aid training session. If you're near Oxford on 4th December, and fancy joining in please sign up - you only have to raise a tenner, and you'll be taught basic first aid and get a certificate and a first aid booklet to take home.
As my divisional officer is also one of the county officers for training, she had the joy of teaching BBC Radio Oxford's breakfast show presenter CPR this morning, live on air. It's up on the iplayer for the next 7 days, so have a listen - the sound effects are great, particularly him singing "Nellie the Elephant":
iPlayer - 1 hour and 6 minutes in