Royal treatment for Exmouth St John Ambulance cadet

PUBLISHED: 13:53 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:19 05 December 2018

The guest of honour was HRH the Princess Royal, the Commandant in Chief of St John Ambulance. Picture: St John Ambulance.

The guest of honour was HRH the Princess Royal, the Commandant in Chief of St John Ambulance. Picture: St John Ambulance.


Victoria was among more than 80 youngsters being recognised for their achievements at the event in London.

Victoria Lee, 14, was among 500 young achivers honoured at the event. Picture: St John Ambulance.Victoria Lee, 14, was among 500 young achivers honoured at the event. Picture: St John Ambulance.

A young achiever from Exmouth has been given the royal treatment thanks to her work for the town’s St John Ambulance.

Exmouth’s St John Ambulance youth units are celebrating after their second trip to London this year to meet HRH Princess Anne.

Victoria Lee, 15, from the cadet unit was chosen from over 500 entrants to attend the prestigious Young Achievers reception, which recognises the achievements of the best and brightest cadets, beavers and various other young heroes whose outstanding actions have helped others.

This year, the event took place at the Priory Church of the Order of St John in London on November 21.

The guest of honour was HRH the Princess Royal who, among many titles, is the Commandant in Chief of St John Ambulance.

At a packed reception, the Princess met more than 80 young achievers from across England and Wales to discuss their experiences as volunteers for St John Ambulance.

Victoria was chosen due to her continued commitment to St John Cadets having completed her Peer Educator award and her leadership qualification this year as well as reaching over 200 hours of service both in training others and providing first aid at local events, all while acting as a young carer.

Victoria Atkins, Cadet Unit manager said: “We are once again very pleased to have had one of our young people recognised for their hard work and passion to provide first aid to those who need it.

“For Victoria to have been asked to represent our unit and region at such a high profile event is an honour and we are all extremely proud of her.”

The St John youth sections are also looking forward to their 93rd year in Exmouth next year.

If you have a child aged between 11 and 17 who would be interested in joining the St John Ambulance cadet unit there are places available for 2019.

New cadets will learn first aid as well as many other subjects such as photography and complementary therapies.

If you or your child would like further information on joining the unit please contact Victoria Atkins either via email or 07729646429.

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