"Are you not aware that these marvellous people have the generosity of spirit to give of their free time to help others? Go back to your colleagues and ask them to think about it once again."
- Lord Luke, a former St John Ambulance commissioner, following arts minister Baroness Blackstone's announcement that St John Ambulance volunteers will not be eligible for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
"It is important that people should be seen and known to be giving. If they forego some of their modesty, it will really help to increase the amount we give."
- Lord Joffe, chairman of the Giving Campaign.