BRIDPORT Rugby Club have presented St John Ambulance with a cheque for £750.

Club chairman Julian Hussey awarded St John personnel Caroline Rendell with the money in recognition of the excellent service the organisation provides to Bridport Rugby Club.

A club spokesman said: “The service has been supporting the rugby club for more than 40 years, providing representatives for all the senior home games as well as attending on Sundays to support the juniors and colts.

“No matter what the weather they are on the touchline ready to attend to the more serious injuries that occur from time to time.

“It should be worth noting that on all the travels of the first XV, Bridport seem to be the only club that have St John present, surely a great comfort to players and coaches alike.

“The club would like to thank Caroline and Kevin Chappuis for their attendance over the last few years, long may it continue.”

n St John Ambulance's highly trained volunteers keep people safe at events nationwide, springing into action to help with

medical incidents and emergencies.

The organisation also helps the NHS by responding to some 999 calls, as well as transporting patients safely. Every year around 500,000 people, including children and young people, learn how to save a life through its first aid training.

St John Ambulance has saved lives and relieved suffering for over 140 years, and – with the public’s support – will do so for decades to come.