Top North Walsham honour for St John girl, Amy

A young St John Ambulance volunteer who has given over 100 hours of her time to the charity's work has been presented with North Walsham Town Council's first Youth Award.

Amy Chare, who celebrates her 12th birthday on Sunday , was nominated by retired St John divisional superintendent Margaret Gilham who said Amy, who joined the brigade when was five, had gained the top Super Badger award for young members of the organisation's Badger section.

She has now moved up into the cadets and has attended first-aid duties and fund-raising events as far afield as Aylsham, Cromer and Norwich.

Amy, of Gigli Close, North Walsham, also picks up new skills at weekly training meetings and is working towards the brigade's Grand Prior award.

Mrs Gilham added: 'She is always well presented, pleasant and cheerful and is a real credit to St John Ambulance and North Walsham.

Presenting Amy with the award, North Walsham Mayor Vivienne Uprichard said she was an excellent example of the good work being done by young people in the town and invited her to help switch on Walsham's Christmas lights on December 3.

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