Two St John Ambulance Cadets from Worksop were welcomed to Buckingham Palace earlier this month by Princess Anne for the charity’s annual Young Achievers reception.
Cameron Hoyle, 16, and Michael Pullin, 17, joined young people from around the country who were invited to the reception, on Thursday, November 5, which acknowledged their hard work and commitment to the charity.
The event honoured St John Ambulance badgers, cadets, and young carers who have all made outstanding contributions during their time as young volunteers with the organisation.
Cameron, who is studying at Outwood Academy Valley, said: “To me being recognised as a young achiever is a great honour for myself and also for the people I know, especially at the Workshop unit.
“I am extremely privileged to have been selected and it was a great honour to represent every cadet at the very special event.
“Too many people die each year because someone wasn’t there when first aid skills were needed. These basic skills make a difference to someone’s life and the feeling I get when I know that I have made a difference is great.”
Michael, who is studying Health and Social Care at North Nottinghamshire College, was nominated for the Young Achiever award after he helped an ambulance crew at a road traffic collision.
He said:“A motorcyclist came off his bikeafter skimming the side of a 4x4 vehicle when I was on my way home from a cadet meeting.
“I ran over and checked he’d been told to keep his head still and kept reassuring him until the paramedics arrived.
“The best thing about being a cadet is that you are given the tools and the knowledge to go out and save people when they need your help.”