New Year Honours
from St John Ambulance have had their work officially
recognised by Her Majesty The Queen in the New
Honours are given to people from all walks of life and all
sections of society who have made a difference to their
community. There are several different types of award,
each one recognising a different type of contribution.
Amongst the volunteers recognised from St John was Bob
Hutton, Assistant County Commissioner and County Executive Officer
in Surrey who was given an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire).
Bob has worked his way up since joining St John as a young Cadet
in 1958. In addition to Bob’s 50 years of service to St
John, he has also been a Special Constable, is
a Magistrate and has also been for many years a Parish
Councillor and also Chairman of West Wittering Parish Council.
It is wonderful that St John Ambulance volunteers have been recognised in the New Year Honours for the important role they play in local communities.
Chief Commissioner Operations
Honours for community, voluntary and local service make up 39%
of the awards.
Harry Dymond, Chief Commissioner Operations, said: 'It is
wonderful that St John Ambulance volunteers have been recognised in
the New Year Honours for the important role they play in local
‘St John Ambulance volunteers never expect rewards in return for
their efforts but we’re proud of them and pleased that the huge
amount of dedication and hard work that they’ve put in over many
years has been noticed at the highest level.'