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St John Ambulance Guernsey receives £10K donation from Jethou Island owners

The Flying Christine III celebrated its 25th anniversary last November. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The owners of Jethou Island have donated £10,000 to St John Ambulance in Guernsey.

The Ogden Trust has given the money to support the marine ambulance, the Flying Christine III.

It celebrated its 25th anniversary last November, having been a vital lifeline service for the other islands of the Bailiwick and vessels in local waters.

I would like to thank Sir Peter Ogden for his generous donation to the Flying Christine fund. The St John marine ambulance relies on public support and charitable donations to operate.

This is a significant gift and will help St John continue to provide this essential service for the Bailiwick. Having served on the marine ambulance as a paramedic I know how important the service is to people living in the other islands. This support is greatly appreciated.

– Chief Ambulance Officer Mark Mapp

The vessel, which is staffed by a paramedic led team from the emergency ambulance and crewed by volunteers, is based in St Peter Port Harbour.

It is designed to cut through waves rather than ride on the surface of the sea in order to give patients as smooth a ride as possible.