Volunteer is honoured for her work
Ongerup’s Emily Jaekel has won the St John Country Ambulance Service Young Volunteer of the Year award.
At the St John Ambulance WA Awards ceremony at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, she was recognised as one of the outstanding individuals working with the organisation.
Ms Jaekel organised the Ongerup sub centre to compete in this year’s St John Healthy Challenge.
St John WA chief executive Tony Ahern said Ms Jaekel was planning to complete her Level 2 training as a volunteer ambulance officer this year.
“She began with St John Ambulance in 2015 and last year, at just 21, became the youngest committee member elected to the Gnowangerup sub centre committee,” Mr Ahern said.
“Emily is seen as a living example of the mission of St John.
“She is caring and compassionate in giving back to her community and is well regarded by her peers, of all ages.
“Emily is studying a Bachelor of Rural Science which she has chosen to complete online, rather than relocate and leave the family farm and her St John commitments.”
Ms Jaekel received the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for her community work two years ago.
St John WA chairman Shayne Leslie presents Emily Jaekel with her award.