Nurse is new Hampshire Commander
A first aider who joined the charity St John
Ambulance as an 11-year-old has been appointed to the most senior
voluntary role in Hampshire.
Mrs Pat Morris, from Beauworth, near
Alresford, has become Commander of St John Ambulance in Hampshire
and will now lead the county’s team of more than 1,000
She joined St John Ambulance (Emsworth
division) as a schoolgirl because she was keen on a career in
nursing and remembers: 'We used to help out at the local old
people’s homes and I remember learning how to feed people.'
I am really looking forward to working with our amazing volunteers across the county
Commander, St John Ambulance Hampshire
Mrs Morris later trained at Hammersmith
Hospital and returned to Hampshire in the 1980s working as a
She rejoined St John Ambulance when her
daughter became a Cadet and she
gradually worked her way up the ranks.
Nigel Atkinson, Chairman of St John
Ambulance in Hampshire, said: 'We are absolutely delighted by Pat’s
appointment. She is a committed member of the charity and is
respected by our members.'
Pat added: 'I am really looking forward
to my new role and to working with our amazing volunteers across
'St John Ambulance is a wonderful
organisation that provides so many opportunities for adults and