Oak is pleased to sponsor this competition launched in Jersey on 24 June in celebration of St John’s Day and to raise awareness of the charity’s work on the island. The theme of the competition represents the heritage of St John Ambulance with reference to the first Knights of St John setting up a hospital in Jerusalem in the Middle Ages.
All local children aged 13 and below are invited to enter this exciting competition and there’s a special category for baby knights too. Entrants are encouraged to use recycled or re-purposed materials, using their imaginations to come up with a creative costume.
Nicola Gott, managing director of Oak in Jersey commented: “We are delighted to support this fun and innovative competition to raise awareness of the amazing work this essential local organisation undertakes on behalf of all the residents on the Island. This is a small token of our thanks for all that St John Ambulance continues to do, especially during the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in. This year Oak is sponsoring the competition prizes which include five annual Family Memberships to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and five animal adoptions, to mention a few. We cannot wait to see your fancy dress and drawing entries. We will be looking for creativity, presentation and use of recycled items if you are looking for extra points. Good luck!”
Barry Marsden, CEO of St John Ambulance said: “The charity has been very active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We made our HQ, ambulances and unpaid volunteers readily available to the Ambulance Service at the outset of the pandemic to create a second site. Our people have been supporting islanders in a myriad of ways. We have jointly crewed front line ambulances, assisted health care professionals to perform swab testing, trained health care staff in the correct way of using PPE so that their own trainers could be redeployed to do more acute work and have been helping more recently with the antibody testing of key workers. To help remind Islanders of the vital work of the charity we are excited to launch this competition for local children.”
Nicola Gott will represent Oak on the judging panel together with Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor Sir Stephen Dalton and Lady Dalton, fine artist Cate Hamilton and the president of St John Ambulance Jersey, Diana Mossop.
For details on how to enter, please click here.