St John is at the frontline of medical response, providing ambulance services throughout New Zealand. They’re also part of a much broader picture of health care, through their provision of first aid training, event medical services, AEDs (defibrillators), first aid kits and supplies, medical alarms, youth groups and a wide range of community programmes.
St John is at the frontline of medical response providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand. They are also part of the broader landscape of health and social care, through their provision of first aid training, event medical services, medical alarms, youth programmes and a wide range of community programmes.
As a charity which is only part-government funded, St John needs to raise nearly 30% of its operating costs and it relies on the generosity of local community to support its emergency and community health services. The annual distributions from Acorn are a reliable source of ongoing income that is used to operate the emergency service and purchase vital lifesaving equipment.
Acorn has many donors who have chosen St John as recipients of tagged funding:
St John Katikati: J Friis Fund
St John Tauranga/Mount Maunganui: J&M O'Reilly, M&L Bellerby, M&C George, K&R Hunt, R&M McGowan and R&E Shepherd
St John Te Puke: Anonymous donor
St John Otorohanga: Anonymous donor