Andover first aiders honoured

Shona Wilkins

First aiders from St John Ambulance in Andover have been honoured for their astonishing voluntary service.

Praise for volunteers

Shona Wilkins, who runs the charity's Andover branch, volunteered for a total of 2000 hours last year.

Ms Wilkins volunteered for 40 hours a week – the equivalent of a full time job. 

Our aim as a charity is to make the difference between lives lost and lives saved.

Pat Morris
Commander, St John Ambulance

Dame Mary Fagan, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, presented the awards.

Fellow volunteer Micheala Gerke was awarded a Service Medal for 12 years membership and was also praised for giving 750 hours to the charity last year.

Last year, St John volunteers in Hampshire gave over 180,000 hours to the charity.

Commander of St John Ambulance, Pat Morris, paid tribute: ‘Our aim as a charity is to make the difference between lives lost and lives saved.

'Shona, Micheala and our many other dedicated volunteers, do make the difference to people’s lives.'.