Vol­lie makes his mark

Kwinana Courier - - Front Page -

OUT­STAND­ING in­di­vid­u­als were recog­nised at the St John Am­bu­lance WA Vol­un­teer of the Year Awards on Au­gust 30.

Orelia res­i­dent Mark Hamp­shaw was named Event Health Ser­vices Young Vol­un­teer of the Year af­ter per­form­ing an in­cred­i­ble 700 hours of ser­vice in one year.

St John chief ex­ec­u­tive Tony Ah­ern said vol­un­teers pro­vided sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the ser­vices St John de­liv­ered to the com­mu­nity.

“I am de­lighted to name Mark Hamp­shaw as St John Am­bu­lance Vol­un­teer of the Year for 2018,” Mr Ah­ern said.

“Mark has been vol­un­teer­ing with Event Health Ser­vices in Rockingham since late 2016 and, de­spite work­ing full-time, vol­un­teered week­ends last year as a first aid trainer and first aid aware­ness of­fi­cer, achiev­ing the sta­tus of ad­vanced event of­fi­cer.

“Mark is self­less and a role model for new mem­bers, of­ten go­ing beyond the du­ties ex­pected of him, to en­sure equip­ment is on or­der and to help out.

“Mark vis­its shop­ping cen­tres and so­cial events, teach­ing young peo­ple about ban­dag­ing and CPR, as well as show­ing them inside an am­bu­lance.”

Awards were pre­sented at the Perth Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

St John chief ex­ec­u­tive Tony Ah­ern presents Mark Hamp­shaw with his award.

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