Iris Pellow, Chairperson of Gnosall Fellowship from
been involved with St John Ambulance since I joined the No. 55
Nursing Division in Southall, London, when I was just 11 years
I got so much out of being a part of the organisation as a young
person. I saw many of the big shows at the London theatres as we
covered the first aid duties there.
I became part of the Voluntary Aid Detachment and went to
volunteer in a hospital. One of my most memorable duties
was when I helped provide cover at the Queen’s coronation in
1953. It was a wonderful experience and I’ll never forget
After helping to run an active Badger Sett in Gnosall, l began
fundraising for the charity alongside other volunteers.
Our volunteers are the backbone of our fundraising
success, we work very much as a team and because we’ve
been together as a group for so long we work very intuitively – we
all know what needs to be done.’