St John Ambulance volunteers honored

Katherine’s St John Ambulance NT volunteers were honored last night for their dedication to their community.

It was an early celebration in support of the upcoming National Volunteers Week from May 21-27.

This year, Volunteering Australia’s theme is “Give a little, Change a lot”.

Presentations were made to Katherine’s volunteers acknowledging their great contribution to the Katherine community through St John NT at public and sporting events over the past year.

Some of the ambulance members received an award for the completion of in excess of 100 hours of first aid and medical support duties at various community events in the Katherine  region last year.

A few members completed in excess of 200 hours voluntary community service for the year.

“The dedication and selfless commitment that our people give to their community in these matters is commendable,” volunteer services director Denis Rayner said.

“Personally, I’m in awe of the sheer number of hours spent training and preparing for, traveling to and attending at public duties that our members achieve each year.”