Worksop: 14-year-old St John Ambulance cadet handed ambassador role

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A 14-year-old St John Ambulance cadet from Worksop has been handed a first aid ambassador role in the county.

Cameron Hoyle was appointed 2015 District Cadet of the Year for Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

His selection was part of a regional cadet selection event for the charity and his appointment will take effect from January 2015.

The youngster, who has been a volunteer for five years, will represent his fellow cadets at events across the region.

“It is a great honour and I am delighted to be representing other cadets in the district and the East Midlands,” said Cameron.

“I firmly believe that anyone, whatever age, can learn first aid and would like to see more young people like me learning the skills that can save a life.”

“St John Ambulance can teach you how to save someone’s life but being a volunteer also helps you develop leadership and other skills that can be used in everyday life. I would recommend for everyone to learn first aid.”

The teenager was chosen for his role as part of St John Ambulance’s Regional Cadet of the Year competition on Sunday 21st September which aimed to select district cadets from across the East Midlands.

The role that means Cameron will be the charity’s ambassador for young people across the district and he will go on to compete in the National Cadet of the Year in April 2015.

Jason Loughran, St John Ambulance regional youth manager, said: “Cameron is a great example of a dedicated volunteer who truly believes in the difference that first aid can make to saving someone’s life.”

For more information about St John Ambulance call 08700 104950 or visit www.sja.org.uk/youth.