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PUBLISHED: 18:01 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 14:57 25 August 2010

A VOLUNTARY first aid charity is being forced to move out of the site it has been using for 74 years.

A VOLUNTARY first aid charity is being forced to move out of the site it has been using for 74 years.

Volunteers for St John Ambulance service are reeling after they were told that charity bosses are selling their headquarters at 84A Crayford Way, Crayford.

Bosses at the charity said they are selling the building, which was donated to them by a local builder, but do not know when they will put it on the market.

But most volunteers only found out about the decision when a surveyor told them.

A volunteer who has worked from the site for 40 years, who did not want to be named said: "It is such a shame.

"We are doing a recruitment campaign in Bexleyheath soon but we won't have our headquarters."

A spokesperson for St John Ambulance said: "There isn't a mortgage on the property. It was donated by Bexley council in 1991.

"Money has been spent on the Crayford HQ."

Bexley council said it has no record of having donated the building or owning the land.

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