"I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but it certainly exceeded my expectations. The quality of the product, the design and print is just perfect."

Van Awnings For First Aid Training

St John Ambulance is the nation's leading first aid charity. Every year, more than 800,000 people learn how to save a life through their training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people, over half of which are under 18. The training provided allows people to access important skills and gives them the chance to learn leadership qualities.

First aid is such a simple skill, but it can have an incredible impact on an individual's life. That is why St John Ambulance want everyone to make an effort to learn it, so that they can be the potential difference between a life lost and a life saved. Volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and work alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. They provide medical cover for major sporting fixtures and music festivals as well as public gatherings. This charity works tirelessly, campaigning to raise awareness for first aid and directly educate the public.


St John Ambulance approached Broadview Vehicle Awnings to be involved with their latest venture, which was to reach out to young people in the community and raise awareness about the difference first aid can make. We were asked to create a mobile classroom that would be attached to an ambulance. St John Ambulance planned to set up the classroom in parks and recreational areas where young people congregate and offer them the opportunity to learn first aid.


We worked closely with the client to create a solution that was both fast to deploy and dismantle, allowing more time for the job at hand. It was agreed that our Anexe Pro 1 system would be the best solution. This is our strongest most robust awning system with quality wind-tested arms. We then created a bespoke room system with full graphics specially designed by St John Ambulance. The results fitted the client's needs perfectly.

ST John's ambulance with awning
ST John's ambulance


“I wasn't sure what I was expecting but it certainly exceeded my expectations. The quality of the product, the design and print is just perfect. Everyone who has seen it loves it. Your whole team have been excellent, from your sales department managing the sale and being really helpful, to your fitters on the day and making amendments on site due to our measuring error! I am certainly one happy customer and will definitely be back for more!”

— Mark Payne National, Representative from St John Ambulance