Ambulance cadets fight it out for title
CADETS have been battling it out to see who will represent their county as youth ambassador during 2007. Four St John Ambulance cadets from divisions across the county went through a series of tests in front of a judging panel at the St John Ambulance Kent Cadet of the Year awards held in Maidstone, on Sunday. Judging the cadets, who competed in a uniform inspection, team and individual challenges and two presentations, were county commissioner Martin Phippen, deputy commissioner for youth Peter Trower and Julie Day, Cadet of the Year 2006. Andrew Preece, from Gillingham and Chatham Cadets Division was the overall winner, with Louise Curtis from Cheriton Cadets Division chosen as his deputy. Also competing were Tom Berwick, from Folkestone Cadets Division and Christopher Shortall, from Sittingbourne Cadets Division. Janine Hover, assistant to the deputy commissioner for youth, was presented with a Kent Messenger award for dedication to voluntary services by Mr Phippen. Also attending the event, organised by youth training manager Ann Maycock, were some of the past Cadet of the Year winners, and county staff volunteers.
Commissioner Martin Phippen and deputy commissioner Peter Trower with Cadet of the Year Andrew Preece and Deputy Cadet of the year Louise Curtis
Janine Hover receives her award from commissioner Martin Phippen