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Vollie News Thursday 15th May 2014 Page 13 Northern Territory News, Tuesday 21 May 1957 Darwin Could Lose Saint John Brigade What is happening to the dozens of candidates who have successfully sat for First Aid Certificates following instruction classes conducted by the St. Johns Ambulance Brigade? Unless more of them become active brigade members, and there is generally greater public support, Darwin is in danger of losing the services of this valuable voluntary organisation. Superintendent of the Darwin Division, Mr. George Brooks made an earnest appeal today for more qualified people to take part in the brigades field services. Points made by Mr. Brooks were: Since he had been appointed Superintendent, more than 80 candidates had obtained their certificates; At the most recent class, 24 candidates had passed their examination; The brigade members had attended more than 2,500 cases since the brigade was formed three years ago; The struggle for members had always been hard, but there was an immediate danger of the division having to cease its activities. Mr Brooks said the brigade wished to cover all sporting fixtures played in Darwin but the few active members available at present made this quite impossible. There is to be an extraordinary meeting of the brigade at headquarters in Cavenagh St., past Bennett St., tomorrow night at 8 oclock to discuss this and other special business. All committee members, members of the brigade, and persons who are prepared to take a part in field work are urgently asked to attend. Also at this meeting, the 24 candidates successful at the last examination will be presented with their certificates. They are Bessie T. Scrutton, Stephen Quong, Mesdames J. Anderson, R. Ginns, T. Hardie, and E. Paget, Messrs. C. Canning, L. Cooper, W.L. Cooper, R. Ginns, K. Grace, A. Greaves, J. Lewis, B. Linders, S. Manning, J. Paget A. Smith, P. Spillett, and T. Scrutton and Cadets Shirley Stinson, William Walsh, Richard Barens and Barry Stinson. Building Appeal The ambulance cost 1500 fully equipped and Mr. Brooks said that the purchase of one of them and the erection of a headquarters building was the object of the 5000 Building Drive Fund at present being (sic) Mr. Brooks said that a full-time ambulance service conducted by St. Johns could be of immense value to the people of Darwin, and appealed for the most generous help from every member of the public towards the Building Appeal. Palmerston Times, Thursday 22 May 1997 Junior citizen of the month award