Ben honoured for top service
A BEELIAR teenager has been recognised for dedicating more than 600 hours of his time to helping the local community.
Ben Gilbert (18) was recently named St John Ambulance’s Young Volunteer of the Year.
Chief executive Tony Ahern said volunteers such as Mr Gilbert provided a significant contribution to the work the organisation did helping the community.
“Ben is just 18 but has already had an enormous impact upon the Event Health Services division at Melville and upon the local community,” he said.
“He has shown a big commitment to St John in his volunteer hours, having clocked up 600 hours of community service last year alone.
“Ben also takes part in Melville’s First Aid Awareness program, promoting first aid to children and community groups through displays and demonstrations.”
Wandi’s Paul Wroth was also recognised, being named the Event Health Services Volunteer of the Year.
St John Ambulance WA chairman Shayne Leslie presents Ben Gilbert with his award.