Proud Jamie is cadet of the year

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Shedding The Pounds -

An Ash­ford teenager has been named St John Am­bu­lance Dis­trict Cadet of the Year.

Jamie White, a pupil at Norton Knatch­bull School, beat off stiff com­pe­ti­tion to scoop the ti­tle at a com­pe­ti­tion be­fore Christ­mas.

The 15-year-old will now rep­re­sent fel­low cadets from Kent and east Sus­sex through­out this year at pub­lic and St John Am­bu­lance events.

Jamie, who joined the St John Am­bu­lance Ash­ford Com­bined Unit nearly four years ago to learn first aid, said: “I am very proud to be a mem­ber. It’s built my con­fi­dence. Know­ing I have the abil­ity to save some­one’s life is a very nice feel­ing.”

The com­pe­ti­tion to find the dis­trict’s most out­stand­ing cadet saw Jamie com­plete a first aid chal­lenge to demon­strate his life-sav­ing abil­i­ties, take part in a de­bate and drill, give a pre­sen­ta­tion and be in­ter­viewed by judges.

Jamie now goes on to com­pete for the ti­tle of over­all South East Re­gional Cadet of the Year and Na­tional Cadet of the Year in April this year.

Ann May­cock, Dis­trict Youth Leader, said: “Jamie was an ex­cel­lent can­di­date who per­formed ex­tremely well in the com­pe­ti­tion, and he is a great role model to the younger cadets in the or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to get in­volved with St John Am­bu­lance phone 08700 10 49 50 or visit

Jamie White, dis­trict cadet of the year

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