Alice Barrett appointed St John Ambulance Cadet of the year
15 January 2007
Alice Barrett a 17-year-old cadet from London
has been named the St John Ambulance National Cadet of the
I feel so proud to be the new national Cadet of the year - I have never cried of happiness before, until today.
National cadet of the year 2007
Forty-three cadets from across the UK competed in the
Cadet of the year competition in Nottingham this
weekend. The annual competition comprises of interviews, team games
and training sessions to help the panel of assessors choose the
next young face of St John Ambulance.
As Cadet of the year, Alice will act as an ambassador
for the organisation.
Representing 12,000 Cadets, she will attend a range of
public events including charity balls, award ceremonies and
‘I feel so proud to be the new national Cadet of the year - I
have never cried of happiness before, until today,’ said Alice.
‘The weekend has been amazing, not only because of winning this
title but I have also come away with 42 new friends.’
This year’s competition was close, three deputy cadets of the
year were appointed instead of the usual two: Benjamin
Gray, 15, from West Midlands; Matthew
Todd, 16, from Durham and Claire
Knighton, 17, from Somerset.
Sarah Holmes, Chief Commissioner Youth, comments: ‘At a time
when young people are considered a nuisance to society, our Cadets
have once again shown this weekend what an outstanding credit they
are to the organisation, their families and the local
‘It is a great achievement to be nominated to
take part in this competition, let alone win it. Alice demonstrated
tremendous dedication and enthusiasm over the course of the
competition and we are delighted that she is our national Cadet of
the year 2007.’