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Cadet Charlie wins ‘Diana Award’ for work in the community

20th November 2017

A St John Cymru-Wales cadet – who dedicates his spare time to volunteering and fundraising – was presented with a Diana Award today (Monday, 20 December), at a ceremony in Cardiff.

16-year-old Charlie Marsh – from Pembrokeshire – was given the award in recognition of the 800 hours he's given up to perform first aid duties and to fundraise within his community.

The Diana Award is presented to courageous, caring, compassionate young people, transforming the lives of others in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Charlie, who is the current Deputy Cadet of the Year for St John Cymru-Wales, also helps to deliver first aid training to other local youth groups.

Director of Youth at St John Cymru-Wales, Sy Joshua, said:

"Charlie is an outstanding individual who encompasses the true meaning of volunteering and we are delighted that his efforts have been recognised with a Diana Award.

"As well as giving up his free time, Charlie is a Youth Ambassador for St John Cymru-Wales, working very closely with the National Youth Team on decisions that affect young people."

Commenting on receiving the award, Charlie said:

"I remember my first duty when I treated a patient for an ankle sprain. This was the moment when I realised I wanted to go into the healthcare profession. The feeling of satisfaction that I managed to make a difference in that person’s day was something that I will never forget.

"The skills that I have gained through volunteering with St John Cymru-Wales will no doubt benefit me when I apply to university to study a degree in Paramedic Science. I have aspirations of one day becoming an Advanced Paramedic."

Charlie will also join other St John Cymru-Wales badgers and cadets this week at a Young Achievers Reception being held at St James' Palace.

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