Our volunteers thanked by The Duchess of Gloucester for Covid-19 response


This Volunteers’ Week, The Duchess of Gloucester joined six volunteers from St John Ambulance Cymru, on a conference call to thank them for their service during the Covid-19 crisis. The Duchess is Commandant-in-Chief for the Priory for Wales.

Each of our volunteers played a key role in the charity’s response to the pandemic and today (2nd June) were thanked by The Duchess on the call.

Those involved included:

Anthony Canter – Logistics and hygiene support and volunteer in Cardiff

David Gardner – Logistic support and Commissioner for Powys

Mat Hill – Strategic lead and National Operations Officer

Kimberley Lowe – Patient transport support, re-deployed trainer and volunteer

Richard J Paskell – Chief volunteer and trustee

Johanna Quarmby – Clinical support for Dragon’s Heart Hospital and volunteer in Bridgend

“Our volunteers have played a vital part in ensuring we’ve been able to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. The dedication, passion and innovation our volunteers have shown has been outstanding.

We’d like to thank HRH The Duchess of Gloucester for taking time to recognise the amazing work of our volunteers.

We’re really proud of everyone who has helped us and who continue to help us to be there for people in Wales.”

St John Ambulance Cymru Chief Executive Officer, Helen Smith


Published June 2nd 2020

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