Volunteers nominated for 2021 WAST awards

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Five volunteers from St John Ambulance Cymru have been nominated in several of this year’s WAST Awards categories and voting opened to the public this week.

Martyn Price, Jack Evans (Rhayader), David Manning-Lee (Ebbw Vale), Nicholas Ozzati (Llanelli) and Dorian Williams (West Glamorgan) have been nominated for their excellent work in their community.

Martyn and David are both up for the Public Recognition Award which celebrates those who have gone above and beyond helping others.

Jack has been nominated for his work as a community first reponder and is up for the Volunteer of the Year award which recognises the wide ranging work and skills volunteers give to help others in their area.

Nicholas is shortlisted in the People's Choice Award category, in recognition of his work as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Dorian, who sadly died in June, has been posthumously nominated for the Great Listener Award, Inspiring Others Award and People’s Choice Award.

All awards are nominated by and voted for by the public.

“We’re incredibly proud that our volunteers are being recognised for their efforts in their local communities and we send our warmest congratulations to them.

We’ve faced one of the toughest challenges in our history and we couldn’t have got through it without volunteers like Martyn, Nicholas, Jack, David and Dorian.

Each of our volunteers has a name, a story, and their own personal reasons for why they do what they do, and we couldn’t provide our vital services without them.

We wish them the best of luck and can’t wait for the winners to be announced soon.”

St John Ambulance Cymru, Chief Executive Officer, Helen Smith

“We could not function as an ambulance service if it were not for our staff and volunteers, so it’s really important that we celebrate their contributions.

It’s been an incredibly tough eighteen months but our people have continued to demonstrate tremendous commitment to the people of Wales in the face of difficult circumstances.

Often, our people don’t realise that what they do is special – they see is as part of their daily job, so the WAST Awards are an opportunity to pause and reflect on their achievements and say a big thank you.”

Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Chief Executive, Jason Killens

Voting closes at midnight on Friday 3rd September 2021. You can read the full list of nominations and cast your vote by clicking here.

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