Awards at St John Ambulance HQ. Southport
SENIOR Officers from County
Headquarters attended along with the Guest of Honour, Mrs Pat Ogden
the President of Southport Soroptomists, who has adopted the
Southport St John Ambulance Youth for her charity during her year.
She also presented the Cadet of the Year award to Leanne Lewis.
The awards included trophies, certificates and promotions.
Cadets were awarded duty hour badges for their time spent doing
voluntary work and these totalled 4,300 hours given to the
Southport Youth includes Badgers, aged 5 to 10 years, and Cadets who
are aged 10 to 18 years old, meet on Thursday Nights at the HQ from
6.30 to 8pm.
Amongst the Certificates given out were
for various subjects from Crime Prevention, Accident Prevention,
Crafts, Media Studies and First Aid.
The Badgers also received awards and Certificates including Global
awareness, Healthy eating and Communications.
During the evening it was revealed that between them the cadets had
accrued over 4,300 hours of voluntary work in the past year.
Merseyside’s County Cadet, Heather Lowe from Southport presented the
award of Most Promising Cadet to Claire Rigby.
Senior Officers attending were:- Assistant Commissioner [
Youth Development] - Martin Sidaway; County Staff Officer [Youth
Services] - Ian Chapman; County Staff Officer / Assist County Badger
Leader - Ann Lloyd & Asst. Commissioner [Cheshire] - Carol Chapman
Freak Weather Brings Death & Disruption To The Region
weather brought the region to its knees. Temperatures dropped to
below -6 and this lead to a massive increase in 999 calls as
snowfalls and the low temperatures made road treacherous. Liverpool
Council gritters were sent out three times on Wednesday night alone,
but lack of gritting in Sefton left its roads like skating rinks. We
can say we did spot one gritter gritting in Sefton after a 4x4
vehicle rolled over in a collision with a car on Formby Bypass
between the Formby BP Petrol Station and the RAF Woodvale air base,
on Thursday 2 March 2006 in the mid afternoon.
photographed above miraculously had no serious injuries. Sadly, in
Maghull, a man died on Thursday when seven cars collided on the
Switch Island side of the M57 in the early morning. Mersey Regional
Ambulance Service, who on a routine day, handle around two to three
RTC’s (Road Traffic Collisions) found themselves dealing with eleven
emergencies due to the conditions. Merseyrail commuters, all week,
faced disruption as snowfall, freezing points and other weather
related problems struck one after another. Birkenhead was affected
heavily by the conditions as over 15cm of snow fell over two days,
leaving commuters in chaos.