Am­bu­lance cadets fight it out for ti­tle

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY CELEBRATIONS -

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.

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Com­mis­sioner Martin Phip­pen and deputy com­mis­sioner Peter Trower with Cadet of the Year Andrew Preece and Deputy Cadet of the year Louise Cur­tis

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Ja­nine Hover re­ceives her award from com­mis­sioner Martin Phip­pen

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