Ben hon­oured for top ser­vice

Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

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.

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