Royal welcome for
Lucy Westlake at Buckingham Palace
Lucy Westlake (second from right in
photograph) from Highbridge was welcomed to Buckingham Palace
by HRH the Princess Royal, who is a patron of St John
Ambulance, on Wednesday 3 November at the charity’s annual
Young people honoured
Over 120 young people were invited to the
Palace for the reception, which acknowledged their hard work and
commitment to the charity. The event honoured St John
Ambulance Badgers, Cadets, and Young Carers who have all
made outstanding contributions during their time as young
volunteers with the organisation.
Lucy was nominated as a young achiever,
due to her hard work, and her overall dedication
to the role of Cadet of the year in Somerset.
Each young person was given the honour of
meeting HRH The Princess Royal – who has the official title
of Commandant in Chief , Youth for St John Ambulance - and
had the opportunity to discuss their experiences as a volunteer
during the reception.
Lucy said: ‘I really enjoyed the day, I’m so
happy to have been invited to the Young Achievers Reception. It was
a great honour to meet her Royal Highness, a once in a life time
experience and something I will never forget.’
St John Ambulance believes that every young person
should have the opportunity to learn basic life saving
skills. Working with young people aged from five to 25,
the organisation aims to provide a fun and safe environment to
learn essential first aid. The Young Achievers’ Reception offers St
John Ambulance the opportunity to reward the excellent work of
their younger volunteers.
Wendy Human, Head of Youth at St John Ambulance
said: 'The reception is a great way for us to recognise the
commitment and outstanding work of these young people.
They have all proven themselves as outstanding individuals and we
hope that they are pleased with the opportunity to meet Her Royal
Highness and enjoy the surroundings of Buckingham Palace for the
‘Lucy has been an asset to her local
community all year round and she fully deserved to be
rewarded with an invitation to the Palace.’
If you would like to join us and make a
difference please contact us.
If you would like St John Ambulance to be the
difference at your event please request