Narrogin’s St John volunteers honoured for dedicated service

Emma TaylorNarrogin Observer
Grant Hansen, Alan Parks, Cheryl Blake, Trish Moulton, Sue Burbridge, Paul Firman, Peter Aitchison, Kevin Blake.
Camera IconGrant Hansen, Alan Parks, Cheryl Blake, Trish Moulton, Sue Burbridge, Paul Firman, Peter Aitchison, Kevin Blake. Credit: Picture: Emma Taylor

Narrogin St John Ambulance volunteers have been recognised for their dedicated service at the region’s St John Awards night.

Last month’s ceremony included the presentation of medals to volunteers serving with the Narrogin sub-centre and surrounding sub-centres.

The Service Medal of the Order of St John, which was first presented in 1899, is awarded to volunteers within organisations affiliated with the Venerable Order of St John, which includes the St John Ambulance service.

The medal is awarded for 10 years of service, with a bar added to the medal every five years after that.

Grant Hansen, Trish Moulton, Alan Parks, Cheryl Blake, Paul Firman, Sue Burbridge, Peter Aitchison, Kevin Blake.
Camera IconGrant Hansen, Trish Moulton, Alan Parks, Cheryl Blake, Paul Firman, Sue Burbridge, Peter Aitchison, Kevin Blake.

Receiving their 10-year service medals were Trish Moulton, Sue Burbridge, Jo Barry and Allan Parkes.

For 15 years of service, Peter Aitchison, Paul Firman, Grant Hansen and Alistair Potts received their first bar.

Cheryl and Kevin Blake each received a second bar on their medals for 20 years of service.

St John Ambulance Narrogin sub-centre vice-chairwoman Trish Moulton said it was to reward the service of volunteer ambulance officers.

“It’s a thank you, as well as recognition for what they do, and we all see how much they do for the community,” she said. “When you’ve been volunteering for 15, sometimes 20 years, it’s a great thing for the community to know, and volunteers to be recognised.”

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