Orelia resident wins St John Ambulance WA Volunteer of the Year Award

 St John chief executive Tony Ahern presents Mark Hampshaw with his award.
St John chief executive Tony Ahern presents Mark Hampshaw with his award.

OUTSTANDING individuals were recognised at the St John Ambulance WA Volunteer of the Year Awards on August 30.

Orelia resident Mark Hampshaw was named Event Health Services Young Volunteer of the Year performing an incredible 700 hours of service in one year.

St John chief executive Tony Ahern said volunteers provide significant contributions to the services St John delivers to the community.

“I am delighted to name Mark Hampshaw as St John Ambulance Volunteer of the Year for 2018,” Mr Ahern said.

“Mark has been volunteering with Event Health Services in Rockingham since late 2016 and, despite working full time, volunteered weekends last year as a first aid trainer and first aid awareness officer, achieving the status of advanced event officer.

“Mark is selfless and a role model for new members, often going beyond the duties expected of him, to ensure equipment is on order and to help out.

“Mark visits shopping centres and social events, teaching young people about bandaging and CPR, as well as showing them inside an ambulance.”

More than 10,000 people at St John provide an integrated service model to save lives in our communities.

“Our frontline consists of highly skilled clinical volunteers, qualified career professionals and thousands of first aid trained community members, all working to save lives in our communities,” Mr Ahern said.

Awards were presented at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.